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Man Allegedly Posed As Officer Seeking Free Sex

Authorities say a man impersonated a police officer as part of an effort to get sex from a pair of women at a Michigan motel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2013

John Stamos (Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

UP Couple Want Stamos Extortion Case Thrown Out

Two people in the Upper Peninsula who were convicted of trying to extort money from actor John Stamos are blaming their lawyers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2012

John Stamos (credit: Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Mich. Pair Lose Appeal In John Stamos Extortion

A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a man and woman from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula who were accused of trying to blackmail actor John Stamos.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2012

Richard Finkbiner (credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office)

Charges Filed In Michigan In Online ‘Sextortion’ Case

More charges have been filed against an Indiana man accused in an online sexual extortion case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2012

Richard Finkbiner (credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office)

Sheriff: 100 Possible Victims In Online ‘Sextortion’ Case

Federal prosecutors say this may turn out to be the biggest case of online sexual extortion in the nation’s history.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2012

Records: Detroit Contractor Extorted $58.5 Million

Federal court records claim a Detroit businessman and ally of disgraced ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick obtained $58.5 million by extorting contractors and through other illegal conduct.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2012

Taylor McCabe Best (Booking Photo)

Police: Man Sent Nude Photos To Young Girls On Facebook

Police say a Wayne County man is being held on a quarter of a million dollars bond on charges that he sent nude photos of himself to at least two young girls through Facebook and texts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2012

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Men Try To Extort Money For Stolen Pool Cues

Two men from Kentucky are in the Monroe County Jail facing extortion charges related to stolen pool cues.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/04/2011

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Lawsuit Revived:Detroit May Owe Contractor

The city of Detroit may owe money to a former contractor who claims he was extorted by the directors of the downtown convention center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2011

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U.S. Attorney: Hard To Separate Victims, Crooks

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade says it’s sometimes hard to tell how much someone involved in bribes and extortions is a victim and how much a co-conspirator.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2010

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