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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

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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

Mich. Couple Gets 4 Years In Stamos Extortion Case

A Michigan couple convicted of trying to extort $680,000 out of  “Glee” actor John Stamos were each sentenced Friday to four years in prison. Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were hoping to receive sentences of […]

10/08/2010

David Letterman Extortionist Freed From Jail

The former television producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman over the comedian’s office affairs was freed from jail Thursday, city Correction Department records show.

09/02/2010

Mel Gibson Speaks To Police In Extortion Investigation

Actor-director Mel Gibson is once again talking, and this time not on allegedly secret recordings.

07/28/2010

Mich. Couple Convicted In Stamos Extortion Case

A jury in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has convicted a couple in the attempted extortion of actor John Stamos after a trial full of allegations about cocaine, strippers and unflattering photos.

07/15/2010

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