Attempted Extortion

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New Jersey Teen, Boyfriend Accused In Fake Kidnapping, Attempted Extortion

The couple, who had “legal issues” they had to pay for, allegedly called the girl’s mother and said she was being held captive.


Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Former Newark Official Pleads In Extortion Scheme

Anthony Clark was a manager in the city’s Neighborhood Services Department. He pleaded guilty to attempted extortion during an appearance in U.S. District Court in Trenton.


Former New Jersey Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Van Pelt Sentenced In New Jersey Corruption Case

The former New Jersey assemblyman snared in the state’s largest corruption sting is headed to prison for 41 months.


Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Sentencing Set For Ex-NJ Assemblyman Van Pelt

Daniel Van Pelt of Ocean Township was due in federal court Friday, nearly five months after a jury convicted him of accepting a bribe and attempted extortion.