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.
A former butler has been sentenced to 20 years for trying to extort millions from his boss during an elaborate hostage situation in April 2007.
The Warriors said that “although not condoning his previous actions that led to the extortion attempt, the Warriors fully support Coach Jackson during this time.”
A woman charged with stalking and shaking down Brian Cashman has said he got her phony identification to use in getting an abortion after she became pregnant with his child.
Paul “Doug” Peters, 50, was ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin in Louisville, Ky. to be detained ahead of an Oct. 14 extradition hearing. Peters was arrested in a Louisville suburb Monday.
A jury has returned a mixed verdict in the case of a northern New Jersey mayor caught up in the state’s largest public corruption case.
Smith embraced his attorneys as the verdict was read in Newark federal court. Prosecutors accused him of taking $15,000 from a government informant who posed as a developer.
Prosecutors said Smith took $15,000 from a government informant who posed as a developer in exchange for help with building projects in Smith’s Hudson County district.