extortion

This in Jan. 28, 2019 photo, Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright departs from a funeral service for a Scranton Police patrolman at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton, Pa.
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July 02, 2019 - 12:33 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions throughout his term and a half in office. Bill Courtright's plea in federal court to bribery,...
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Michael Avenatti
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March 25, 2019 - 1:46 pm
By Erica Orden , Kara Scannell and Eli Watkins (CNN) — Federal prosecutors in Manhattan and Los Angeles charged attorney Michael Avenatti nearly simultaneously in two criminal cases Monday, unsealing complaints that alleged he attempted to extort more than $20 million from Nike and that he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo, David Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media, addresses those attending the Shape & Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party in New York.
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February 10, 2019 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid's parent company said Sunday. Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. chief executive David...
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William Webster and his wife Lynda were targeted four years ago by a man who peddled a lottery scam over phone calls and emails.
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February 10, 2019 - 10:47 am
By Katelyn Polantz, CNN (CNN) -- A Jamaican man chose the wrong person to try to extort: the only one to lead both the FBI and CIA. William Webster, who is now 94 years old, and his wife, Lynda, were targeted four years ago by a man who peddled a lottery scam over phone calls and emails. Over...
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 Well this will go down as your worst blind date ever.
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October 26, 2018 - 4:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- ​ Well, this will go down as your worst blind date ever. A California man was arrested and charged with ten felonies after he went on dates with women, ordered and ate pricey meals, and then disappeared without paying...
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Couple kissing against the backdrop of the city
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Eric Walter
August 21, 2018 - 11:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amorous couples in Guadalajara, Mexico, have less to fear now if they let their emotions get the best of them in public spaces. Lawmakers there have approved a change to the city's bylaws that will allow consenting adults to have sex in public — as long as no one...
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