| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM
The team of extortionists marched into the owner’s office at a Chicago granite company looking to collect on a $500,000 debt.
One of them, a beefy former union bodyguard named George Brown, did the talking. Another, plumbing contractor Vito Iozzo,...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:04 AM
After two men spent all their money on drugs and alcohol, they tried to devise a kidnapping plan for some quick cash — $100, according to a Boynton Beach police arrest report.
The ill-fated ransom exchange happened Sunday across the street from...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
BUSAN -- Popular Korean actor Lee Byung-hun, normally a regular on the BIFF red carpet, was conspicuously absent at the opening ceremony Thursday night due to his ongoing sex and blackmail scandal.
The aggressive social media scene in South Korea has...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:38 PM
A woman tried to force the new owner of her foreclosed home to pay her to move out without any problems. But when the new owner didn't, she trashed the house, causing $70,000 worth of damage, according to a Riviera Beach Police arrest report.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Federal prosecutors say the meeting in the Fuddruckers restaurant in Wisconsin was old-school extortion, carried out by two foul-mouthed tough guys sent to collect a debt.
But lawyers for two men charged with arranging the October 2010 encounter and...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Two men were convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to commit extortion for their roles in the hiring of tough guys who used intimidation, threats and violence to collect debts allegedly on behalf of a suburban printing company executive.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:00 PM
The Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones face a civil suit from a woman who says he sexually assaulted her five years ago.
Jana Weckerly, 27, filed suit Monday in Dallas County, seeking $1 million. She accused Jones of fondling her genitals,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Until this week, actor Stephen Collins was best known for playing the wholesome, family-oriented Rev. Eric Camden on the long-running TV show "7th Heaven."
After recently overcoming health issues, the 67-year-old Tarzana resident had returned to work,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 12:28 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation into "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins for allegedly exposing himself to a minor about three decades ago, officials said, adding to existing sexual-abuse police inquires in...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The latest sex crime report against "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins was made by a woman who said she was 13 when he allegedly exposed himself at a West Hollywood apartment complex in 1983, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said Wednesday....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Islamic State still generates tens of millions of dollars a month in illicit income despite a U.S.-led effort to cut the financing streams that have helped turn the once-obscure militant group into a terrorist organization unlike any previously seen, a...