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Police: Amateur Rappers Arrested In Extortion Plot

Ryan Mixon and Andres Lozano were arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to shake down an amateur record producer for $50,000, police said.

12/02/2012

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Former Yonkers Councilwoman, GOP Party Leader Sentenced To Prison For Bribery And Extortion

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.

11/19/2012

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Long Island Home Depot Customers Return Despite Bomb Scare

When some people need home improvement supplies, even the threat of violence can’t keep them away.

10/18/2012

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New Jersey Woman, Man Charged In Extortion Plot Of Former Co-Worker

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.

10/02/2012

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Ex-Butler Sentenced To 20 Years For Extorting Former Boss

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.

08/17/2012

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Ex-Knicks Great Mark Jackson Confirms That He And His Family Were Targets Of Extortion

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.”

06/28/2012

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Brian Cashman’s Camp Dismisses Fake ID, Abortion Claims From Alleged Stalker

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.

06/28/2012

Paul "Doug" Peters (credit: booking photo)

Paul ‘Doug’ Peters, Suspect In Bizarre Australian ‘Collar Bomb’ Plot, Has New York City Ties

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.

08/16/2011

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Mixed Verdict In Former Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell’s Corruption Trial

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.

07/06/2011

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Former NJ Lawmaker Acquitted Of Corruption

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.

12/17/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Deliberations To Resume At Former N.J. Pol’s Trial

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.

12/16/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Jury To Weigh Evidence In NJ Corruption Trial

L. Harvey Smith was charged with extortion, bribery and money laundering in the state’s largest corruption sting.

12/15/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Hears Closings In NJ Pol’s Corruption Trial

Prosecutors were making their summations in Newark federal court. They called one rebuttal witness earlier Tuesday from the Election Law Enforcement Commission, which tracks campaign donations.

12/14/2010

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NJ Assembly Dem Expected To Testify In Bribe Trial

The prosecution was expected to call Assemblyman John Wisniewski. He heads the Democratic State Committee and is chairman of the Assembly transportation committee.

12/07/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-Housing Official Testifies In NJ Bribe Trial

The developer was undercover government informant Solomon Dwek, who secretly taped meetings with Smith and other public officials.

12/03/2010

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