Authorities say in each case an unknown male caller contacted local businesses claiming to be from a local street and/or prison gang. The caller demands money be wired in exchange for protection.
California Attorney General Announces 18-Year-Prison Sentence For Cyber-Exploiter Who Created Revenge-Porn Site
Kamala Harris said this was the first such criminal prosecution of a cyber-exploitation website operator in the country
Teofil Brank, who goes by the porn name Jarec Wentworth, also requested a sports car and a condo, officials said.
James Toledano, 70, Newport Beach, was found guilty by a jury Nov. 26, 2014, of one felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime and one felony count of attempted extortion by threat.
Police are once again warning the public about a phone scam that could have those who answer thinking they’ve committed a crime.
A reputed leader of a Southern California gang that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars through sophisticated fraud schemes has been sentenced to 32 years in federal prison.
Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.
A Southern California gallery owner has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for harassing, threatening and trying to extort money from artists, art dealers and their family members.
Two people pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of plotting to extort millions of dollars from a Saudi sheik.
A prominent Orange County attorney is one of three people accused of attempting to extort millions of dollars from the Saudi royal family.
A Temecula college student Monday was sentenced to 18 months in jail for hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA and other women as part of a scam to obtain nude photos.
An Oklahoma man has been arrested on California charges that he operated a website for so-called revenge porn and extorted money from the victims, the California Attorney General’s Office said Friday.
A former mayor of Rosemead pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of attempted witness tampering and lying to the FBI.
Officials are warning the public Wednesday about a sophisticated phone scam that is trying to extort money out of unsuspecting people.
Back in June, FBI agents raided the State Capitol offices of State Senator Ron Calderon.