Extortion

Chicopee Police arrest man wanted for rape, impersonating police

CHICOPEE - Police arrested a 54-year-old city resident accused of rape, extortion and impersonating a police officer, who has been wanted for six …

Crime

What happens if you pay for ransomware in South Africa?

Ransomware, also referred to as a crypto-virus, is malicious software that is used by cybercriminals to illicitly infect, lock-out and then take …

South Africa

Extortion scheme threatens reputation of some San Francisco restaurants

- The San Francisco District Attorney issued a warning about an email scam targeting restaurants, which threatens to ruin their reputations if they …

San Francisco

Bengal ex-IPS officer booked in disproportionate assets case

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A disproportionate assets case has been registered against former West Midnapore district police chief Bharati Ghosh, an …

India

Kidnap, extortion accused are 'scapegoats'

It seemed police had done a good job when they arrested a father and his son for kidnapping and extortion, backing their accusation with security …

Crime

Kazakh Rights Defender Released On Parole After 6 1/2 Years In Prison

Kazakh human rights activist Vadim Kuramshin has been released on parole after serving more than 6 1/2 years in prison on extortion charges that his …

Human Rights

Trial date set for former GOP statehouse candidate in extortion case

A former Republican statehouse candidate faces an October trial date on charges related to statements she made about her opponent, State Rep. Rick …

Crime

'Internet celebrity' detained over online extortion

Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese police have arrested a man who allegedly used his influence on social media to extort money.<p>Police in central China's …

Fake News

San Francisco restaurants on high alert for extortion operation

District Attorney George Gascón issued a public warning about an email extortion operation directed at San Francisco restaurants.<p>San Francisco is a notoriously difficult city for restaurants, between rising costs, staffing shortages and stiff competition.<p>Add extortion to the list of challenges.<p>On …

San Francisco

Union officials already accused of attacking workers now indicted on extortion charges

Two union officials have been charged with extortion offenses after being sued for reportedly attacking workers at a construction site in 2016.<p>Thomas R. Williamson, 67, of Schererville, and Jeffrey R. Veach, 55, of Portage, were arrested Thursday, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for …

Corruption

Undocumented resident charged with rape, sexual extortion of child

A weeks-long investigation led to the arrest of an undocumented resident for rape and sexual extortion of a child.<p>The Cullman County Sheriff's Office …

Birmingham, AL

Bonanno family capo gets 14 years in prison, must sell mansion in $3 million extortion sentencing

A Brooklyn federal judge whacked an acting Bonanno family capo with a 14-year prison term Wednesday for running a $3 million loansharking …

Criminal Sentencing

Sydenham police detective charged for extortion

Durban - A police officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law and is due appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on a charge of corruption …

Durban

Motel lovebird charged with extortion

Police tell the media in Phetchabun province late on Tuesday that Narongrit Reekuai (blue shirt) made up his story of being secretly videoed at a …

Crime

A$AP Bari Countersues Sexual Assault Accuser

For defamation and civil extortion.<p>Last Friday, it was reported that A$AP Bari‘s sexual assault case stemming from November 2017 has been dismissed. …

Crime

BJP corporator, four others held for extortion bid

The Kharghar police on Tuesday arrested a BJP corporator and four accomplices for assaulting a hotelier and trying to extort money from him.<p>The …

Crime

FBI Warns of Cyber Extortion Scam

Spear-phishing techniques are breathing new life into an old scam.

Information Security

Sheriff arrested on drug, extortion and bribery charges

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Federal officials say they have arrested a Mississippi Delta sheriff and charged him with drug trafficking, extortion and …

Corruption

Morning Roundup: Scammers Target Men In Chevy Chase With Extortion Letters

• Follow DCist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.<br>• Neighbors' fight against airport noise …

Washington D.C.

4 held for extortion using honeytrap in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Four persons, including two women, were arrested on Friday in Ghaziabad on charges of luring rich boys using honeytrap and …

Crime

New Orleans-based bounty hunter arrested in Baton Rouge, accused of extorting woman, police say

A New Orleans-based bounty hunter is accused of demanding money from a Baton Rouge woman in exchange for not taking her to jail, according to a Baton …

Baton Rouge

Mississippi sheriff charged with committing drug crimes and extortion over a 15-year span

JACKSON, Miss. – The sheriff of Tallahatchie County in Mississippi is behind bars, accused of 15 years of drug trafficking and bribery.<p>Sheriff William Brewer, 58, of Oakland, was arrested by FBI agents Friday morning and charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and extortion and …

News (U.S.)

DOJ indicts Valenzuela cops, accomplice for extortion

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice has charged Valenzuela cops and their accomplice with robbery for extorting money from junk shop …

Corruption

Report: PGA Servers Hacked in Bitcoin Extortion Attempt Ahead of PGA Championship, Ryder Cup

The PGA has a crisis on its hands before the start of tomorrow's PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis...but it has nothing to do …

Golf

Mumbai: Two held by Kandivali police for making Rs 5 crore extortion call

Kandivali police have arrested two persons for allegedly demanding extortion of Rs 5 crore from a businessman. One of the accused dropped a parcel in …

India News

Listen to #47: Blackmail and Bitching and Broken Promises | The Brooklyn Boys Podcast | Podcasts

#47: Skeery was a victim of extortion and had to contact the FBI; Brody got screwed out of his free movie points; Grammar Police; Unused Punchlines; …

Podcasting

NFL Star Faces Long Odds in Extortion Suit Against Lawyer

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. faces long odds in a new lawsuit that accuses a self-described “Hollywood nightlife promoter” and his …

Law

Widespread Torture, Extortion Detailed in St. Petersburg Prisons

The abuse includes beatings, torture using electric shock and the systematic ignoring of complaints from detainees.

Filmmaking

Trump 'starring in street fighter-style drama of extortion' says Chinese media

Chinese state media has lashed out at US president Donald Trump’s trade policies in an unusually personal attack, that came as Beijing seeks to reassure investors about the health of China’s economy as growth concerns roiled its financial markets.<p>China’s strictly controlled news outlets have …

Donald Trump

'Sextortion' Scam Hitting Email Inboxes Worldwide

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Officials issued a scam alert on Monday, claiming people were using “sextortion” to cash in on victims.<p>Investigators say scam …

Identity Theft