| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:43 PM
A prosecutor is leveling two new extortion allegations against the local activist charged nearly two years ago with attempting to squeeze almost $1 million from Palm Beach County's schools superintendent.
Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley agreed Friday to delay...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:23 PM
Some of the hardest punishment former Gov. Bob McDonnell faces for being found guilty of corruption, his supporters argue, is losing his state pension. But that may not be a sure thing despite a state law that was meant to deny retirement benefits to...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:10 PM
A Facebook "friend" named Jessica Carabello who tricked dozens of boys into sending naked photographs of themselves turned out to be a 14-year-old boy, Pocono Mountain Regional police said Monday.
The Tobyhanna boy, whose real name police did not...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:27 AM
MANCHESTER — A Windsor man who was accused last year of trying to extort money from a convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and received a suspended sentence.
Thomas DeFranzo pleaded guilty to second-degree breach of peace in...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:15 PM
New York politics were roiled Thursday when Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the state Assembly, was charged with using the power of his office to seek and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
Silver surrendered to the FBI in...
| 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,...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba.
"I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with...
| 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,...
| 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 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 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.