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Police say Joseph Ferraro attacked a man with a mallet before extorting his father. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Cops: L.I. Man Attacked Acquaintance With Mallet, Extorted Victim’s Father

A Long Island man has been accused of attacking an acquaintance and extorting money from the victim’s father.

07/26/2014

Jersey City Police BIG DL

Jersey City Cop Admits To Stealing, Extorting From Government Informant

A Jersey City police officer admitted Friday that he stole more than half a million cigarettes, and extorted $20,000, from a person he thought was a drug courier.

05/30/2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Brooklyn DA's Office)

Brooklyn DA Dropping ‘Bogus’ Charges Against Sex Abuse Whistleblower

Prosecutors say they’ll move to drop all charges against a Brooklyn man in a controversial extortion case involving a Hasidic Jewish religious leader.

03/07/2014

Anand Amin is accused of extorting models for sex. (credit: Fairfield Police Department)

Fairfield Man Accused Of Extorting Models For Sex

A Rocky Hill man set up an extortion scheme with a phony talent agency to solicit revealing photos, money and sex from nearly 40 women seeking modeling jobs, police said.

01/19/2014

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Prosecutors: NYPD Officer, 2 Others Extorted $24,000 From Astoria Restaurant Owner

NYPD officer Besnik Llakatura was caught on wiretap joking about how he “taxes” the local businesses, prosecutors said.

12/03/2013

Jersey City Police BIG DL

Veteran Jersey City Cop Charged With Federal Cargo Theft, Extortion

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.

08/05/2013

Paula Deen in NYC June 21,2013 to shoot video apology regarding use of racial slurs (Twitter)

Report: New York Man Accused In Paula Deen Extortion Plot

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.

07/06/2013

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

Man dressed as Elmo walks through Times Square (file/credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

DA: Times Square Elmo Impersonator Indicted On Extortion Charge

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.

06/05/2013

Computer Keyboard (file / credit: clipart.com)

L.I. Man Charged In Detroit With Blackmailing Women With Nude Photos

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.

04/23/2013

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sen. Malcolm Smith Arrested In Alleged Plot To Rig New York City Mayor’s Race

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.

04/02/2013

Lee Toucheque

N.J. Man Accused Of Making Up Story To Extort $10,000 From Woman

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.

02/16/2013

The Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - File / Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

FBI Arrests Dozens of Alleged Mobsters In NY, NJ Trash-Hauling Case

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.

01/16/2013

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack (credit: Mayor Tony Mack/Facebook)

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Indicted On Bribery, Extortion Charges

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.

12/06/2012

Attorney Dominic Barbara (file/Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Celebrity Divorce Lawyer Dominic Barbara Charged With Trying To Extort Ex-Wife

Well-known Long Island attorney Dominic Barbara was allegedly on the wrong side of the law Tuesday night.

12/04/2012

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