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Extortion Plot

Dan Sandler As Elmo

Elmo Impersonator Gets 1 Year In Girl Scouts Extortion Plot

Dan Sandler, 50, pleaded guilty last month in Manhattan Supreme Court to grand larceny and misdemeanor stalking for plotting to extort the Girl Scouts of America.

10/09/2013

Dan Sandler As Elmo

Elmo Impersonator Admits To Plot To Extort Girl Scouts

A homeless man who became infamous for shouting anti-Semitic slurs while dressed as Elmo in Times Square pleaded guilty Wednesday to a bizarre plot to extort the Girl Scouts.

09/18/2013

Home Depot (credit: CBS 2)

Former L.I. Home Depot Employee Convicted In Pipe Bomb Extortion Plot

A former Home Depot handyman from Long Island was convicted Monday of trying to extort $2 million from the company in a plot that involved pipe bombs.

06/17/2013

Home Depot (credit: CBS 2)

Ransom Calls Heard At Trial Of Alleged L.I. Home Depot Extortion Plotter

Daniel Sheehan could face the rest of his life behind bars for planting a dud bomb at a Long Island store.

06/12/2013

Robert "Joe" Halderman (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Letterman Extortionist Leaves Jail

The former television producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman over the comedian’s office affairs has been freed from a New York City jail.

09/02/2010