NYPD officer Besnik Llakatura was caught on wiretap joking about how he “taxes” the local businesses, prosecutors said.
Officer Mario Rodriguez, 39, pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he stole 600,000 cigarettes and robbed a government informant he thought was a drug courier.
The complaint says Paculis was threatening to go to the media with statements made by Deen unless the former Food Network star gave him $250,000. The complaint does not specify what was in the statements Paculis claimed were made by Deen.
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.
Dan Sandler, 49, has been charged with trying to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts of America. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors in Detroit have charged a Long Island man, after 15 young women said he threatened to release nude or unflattering photos of them unless they sent some more to him.
There were three distinct parts to this public corruption and bribery scandal, but in all three money flowed freely and, at times, city and state funds — your tax dollars — paid the freight.
A Hillside, N.J., man has been charged with extortion, after allegedly claiming a woman’s son had committed a crime and demanding $10,000 to keep the alleged victim’s family from going to police.
A dozen members of three of the Genovese, Gambino and Luchese crime families are among those in custody, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The charges stem from an alleged scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for Mack’s official actions and influence in the development of a parking garage on city-owned land, prosecutors said.
Well-known Long Island attorney Dominic Barbara was allegedly on the wrong side of the law Tuesday night.
Ryan Mixon and Andres Lozano were arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to shake down an amateur record producer for $50,000, police said.
Annabi was convicted in Manhattan federal court in March of accepting nearly $200,000 in bribes to change her vote on real estate deals, prosecutors successfully argued.
When some people need home improvement supplies, even the threat of violence can’t keep them away.
A New Jersey woman is under arrest after prosecutors said she tried to blackmail a former co-worker with whom she was having an affair.