Ex-Illinois Legislator Says Woman Extorted Him on FacebookThe nature and full content of the messages and video call are redacted from the police report.
Man Given 6-Months for Passing Along Red-Light Camera BribesA man who participated in a bribery scheme that steered $100 million in red-light camera contracts to an Arizona company has received a six-month prison sentence.
Former Pine Lawn Mayor Pleads Guilty to Extortion ChargesSylvester Caldwell pled guilty to extortion charges related to a towing company and a Pine Lawn convenience store.
Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse ClaimsKesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.
Pine Lawn Mayor Arrested on Extortion ChargesThe mayor of Pine Lawn, Missouri, Sylvester Caldwell, has been arrested as a result of an indictment charging him with extortion of cash payments from the owner of a local towing company.
Man Arrested In Facebook Extortion PlotAn Iowa man is charged with extortion after investigators say he threatened to release a sex video of a 19-year-old woman if she wouldn't have sex and pay him money.
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Granite City Man Accused of Extortion, Murder PlotThe man attenpted to extort money from wealthy man then kill him later in a way that would look like an accident.
Edwardsville Man Admits Involvement in Bribery Case Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old Albert Thompson admits trying to "shake down" an East St. Louis convenience store owner.