Attempted Extortion

New Jersey Teen, Boyfriend Accused In Fake Kidnapping, Attempted ExtortionThe couple, who had "legal issues" they had to pay for, allegedly called the girl's mother and said she was being held captive.
Former Newark Official Pleads In Extortion SchemeAnthony 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.
Van Pelt Sentenced In New Jersey Corruption CaseThe former New Jersey assemblyman snared in the state's largest corruption sting is headed to prison for 41 months.
Sentencing Set For Ex-NJ Assemblyman Van PeltDaniel 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.
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