Federal prosecutors said a 27-year-old Glendale man hacked into hundreds of social media and email accounts to coerce women online to get naked.
The former mayor of Cudahy has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in taking cash bribes from a businessman who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary.
A former Cudahy city official was sentenced Monday to five years of probation for his part in a scheme to extort a businessman who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the city.
Two people charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from Stevie Wonder pleaded no contest on Monday and were released after being sentenced to time-served in jail.
An aspiring actor has been arrested on federal charges of trying to extort movie producer Harvey Weinstein by threatening to kill members of his family unless he wired millions to an offshore bank account.
Two former Cudahy city officials pleaded guilty Thursday to federal extortion and bribery charges for shaking down a businessman who wanted to open a marijuana dispensary.
A third Cudahy city official has agreed to plead guilty to federal extortion and bribery charges in connection with the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary in the city.
A hearing is scheduled next week to determine if Stevie Wonder’s nephew will have to stand trial on charges stemming from an alleged extortion scheme against the singer, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Simi Valley (CBS) — A Simi Valley teen has been arrested as a suspect in an extortion attempt involving Las Vegas casinos and hotels, according to authorities. The teen reportedly made bomb threats saying he […]
A youth boot camp instructor was arrested on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and extortion.
A Mexican national pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Monday to charges he hacked into hundreds of computers to extort victims into making sexually explicit videos for him.
Mayor John Pomierski and John Hennes, a member of the city’s Building Appeals Board, were indicted by a grand jury for allegedly taking bribes from local businesses.
LA County prosecutors are reviewing an investigation into Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend over extortion.
Authorities have arrested dozens of members and associates of one of Southern California’s oldest gangs and indicted many of them on racketeering and drug-related charges.
The former television producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman was freed Thursday after four months in jail for a plot that put a spotlight on the comic icon’s office affairs, city Correction Department records show.