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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Chicago police sergeant arrested on federal charge

    Chicago police sergeant arrested on federal charge
    A veteran Chicago police sergeant mired in personal debt was arrested Monday on a charge that he attempted to extort a West Side liquor store employee by offering to look up police reports, license plates and other information in exchange for cash. "You...
  • Al Qaeda group is operating on ransom money from the West

    Al Qaeda group is operating on ransom money from the West
    WASHINGTON — Dominik Neubauer stared into the camera, the steel barrel of an assault rifle pointed at his head. A Yemeni "tribe" had taken him hostage, the 26-year-old Austrian student said in English, a tear rolling down his left cheek. If they...
  • Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence

    Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence
    MONTERREY, Mexico — It is one of those small, hopeful signs that this traumatized city may be awakening from the nightmare of Mexico's drug wars: Armando Alanis once again feels safe enough to stop off for a late-night nosh at Tacos Los Quiques, a...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'Say Hello to My Little Friend'

    We pick things up at Olivia’s, where a disappointed Jake is packing up to go home. Olivia’s safer if he’s not there. She says Fitz will protect her, but Jake scoffs. Her father is Command and Fitz can’t defend her, because he...
  • Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi sentenced to three years in prison

    Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi sentenced to three years in prison
    WASHINGTON -- A former congressman convicted of 17 felonies including extortion, money laundering, bribery and insurance fraud was sentenced Monday to three years in prison. Former Rep. Rick Renzi, a three-term Republican from Flagstaff, Ariz., was...
  • Teacher v teacher: Nudie photos center of extortion plot

    Teacher v teacher: Nudie photos center of extortion plot
    These two roomies met while they both worked as high school teachers in Palm Beach County, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Their living arrangement went way south after LaTasha Currington, 38, allegedly told her roomie that a cash payoff...
  • Woman victim of extortion scam

    Costa Mesa police foiled an extortion scam Monday when a female motorist flagged down an officer because she feared a relative was in grave danger, the department announced. The crying woman honked her horn and waved over traffic investigator Darren...
  • Calderon allegedly took bribes for pushing film bills, Al Jazeera reports

    Calderon allegedly took bribes for pushing film bills, Al Jazeera reports
    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ronald Calderon allegedly accepted more than $60,000 in bribes from  undercover FBI agents during an elaborate sting operation, according to a report by the Al Jazeera television network, which cited a sealed federal affidavit....
  • Phone-extortion scam grows

    A man calling from Puerto Rico tried to use an over-the-phone extortion scam to prey on at least half a dozen victims in Irvine and Costa Mesa this week. He appears to be targeting Orange County area codes, namely 949 and 714, Irvine police Lt. Julia...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'More Cattle, Less Bull'

    Olivia’s life isn’t finished imploding, which is both entertaining and frustrating to watch. I think half of the joy of watching “Scandal” is being able to route for Olivia as she ruthlessly ensures the best outcome for her client....
  • Jackson death case is "extortion," AEG exec agrees

    Jackson death case is "extortion," AEG exec agrees
    AEG Live’s chief executive testified Tuesday that he thought the wrongful death suit brought against the company by Michael Jackson’s mother and children was an extortion attempt.                While he never uttered the word, Randy...