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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel

    Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel
    Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities. He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's South Beach. This year, he looked to Las Vegas...
  • Colorado boy, 14, sentenced to 10 years for dad's murder

    Colorado boy, 14, sentenced to 10 years for dad's murder
    A 14-year-old Colorado boy who admitted shooting his father dead and concealing the death by calling the man's work for five days to say his dad was ill was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said. Kai Kelly, who was 13 at the time...
  • Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing

    Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing
    LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles nightlife mogul Sam Nazarian saved his casino license Thursday by eating heaping portions of humble pie before the Nevada State Gaming Commission. All four commission members said they had arrived at the meeting intending...
  • SBE Entertainment says Sam Nazarian's exit won't hinder global plans

    SBE Entertainment says Sam Nazarian's exit won't hinder global plans
    The hospitality and nightclub empire founded by Sam Nazarian said it would move ahead with its global expansion plans without its leader after Nazarian admitted paying millions in extortion money to a convicted felon, using cocaine and fathering a child...
  • Email scam in the Florida Keys: Hitmen, death threats and extortion

    Email scam in the Florida Keys: Hitmen, death threats and extortion
    Email can bring a lot of good things: Loved ones' photos, college alumni newsletters or sales coupons for a favorite store. Then there's email's dark side: Missives that are not just the usual scams, but contain death threats, a scary tactic that has...
  • City of Burbank reaches $1.45M settlement in court case

    Burbank officials reached a $1.45-million settlement Tuesday with a man who sued the city and a former Burbank police officer, alleging that the officer falsified police reports to get him arrested. Jeremy Bassett sued the city and former officer Anthony...
  • Jury convicts Newport lawyer of attempted extortion, conspiracy

    James Toledano, a former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party and three-time state Assembly candidate, was convicted last week of two felonies related to an extortion scheme. A jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime and...
  • Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow

    Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow
    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...
  • Court document: Convicted client tried to blackmail Norment over "embarrassing" messages

    Court document: Convicted client tried to blackmail Norment over "embarrassing" messages
    RICHMOND, Va. — Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment Jr. is embroiled in a legal battle with an imprisoned former client who tried to blackmail the lawmaker over what an assistant U.S. attorney called "embarrassing emails and text messages."...
  • Extortion attempt alleged in John Goodman retrial, sources say

    Someone has been arrested out of state, accused of trying to extort money from a witness in the John Goodman DUI manslaughter retrial, sources close to the Goodman case told the Sun Sentinel. Goodman's friend, polo player Kris Kampsen of Wellington,...
  • Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

    A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer if she and her husband didn't turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2008, Michael Earl Roberts, 49,...