NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A woman accused of extorting money from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has a history of arrests for stalking and harassing ex-lovers, but not every former beau wound up being viewed as the victim.
One former boyfriend of accused Cashman stalker Louise Neathway spent 2 1/2 years in jail after their breakup.
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David Sano, of Troy, tells the Daily News that Neathway shook him down for money, too, but their stormy relationship ended when he pulled a knife during an argument. He claims it was only to scare Neathway, but he was arrested and jailed for kidnapping and assault.
Later, Neathway would be convicted in New Jersey of harassing another boyfriend for two years. She is still on probation in that case.
Neathway, a British national who lives in Manhattan, is charged with extorting $6,000 from Cashman and attempting to extort more than $15,000, as well as harassing him with phone and text messages.
“Obviously, this is an allegation, and it’s a situation where you had two people involved in some sort of relationship,” attorney Alan Abramson said earlier this week. “We’re pleading not guilty. We are challenging the charges.”
Neathway denies extorting money from Cashman. She is being held on $300,000 bond or $200,000 cash bail, which her family is trying to raise.
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