NEW YORK (AP) — A woman charged with extorting thousands of dollars from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has raised money for bond after five months in jail. But prosecutors are raising questions, and it’s not clear yet when she might be released.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office claimed Tuesday the bond money might be the result of Louise Neathway shaking down someone else — her own mother. Her mother, Caroline Meanwell, vehemently denied it.
Prosecutors say Neathway stalked Cashman and got him to pay her $6,000 by threatening to damage his reputation.
The 36-year-old Neathway has pleaded not guilty. She says they had a consensual, nine-month affair.
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She’s being held on $300,000 bond.
Neathway’s bond plan was submitted to prosecutors Thursday. They are reviewing it and deciding whether to make objections.
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