Rosemead Man, 19, Charged With More Than 150 Counts Including Revenge Porn, Lewd ActsThe DA's office says Cesar Mauricio Estrada-Davila reached out to young girls on a social media website between January and April claiming to be a modeling agent.
Victim Of Gay Porn Star's Blackmail Wants $500K, Pricey Audi BackTeofil Brank had a two-year relationship with Donald Burns in which the executive paid him $2,000 per sexual encounter.
Gay Porn Star Convicted Of Extorting, Blackmailing Wealthy BusinessmanTeofil Brank was convicted Thursday of extortion and other federal charges in Los Angeles.
Huntington Park Police Warn Business Owners About Extortion ScamAuthorities 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 SiteKamala Harris said this was the first such criminal prosecution of a cyber-exploitation website operator in the country
Gay Porn Star, 25, Accused Of Blackmailing $500K From Wealthy L.A. Businessman, 50Teofil Brank, who goes by the porn name Jarec Wentworth, also requested a sports car and a condo, officials said.
Lawyer Sentenced To 9 Months For Attempting To Extort $350K From Client's Former EmployerJames 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.
Rolling Hills Estates Man Recalls Threatening Call From Con Artist As FBI Warns Of Extortion ScamPolice are once again warning the public about a phone scam that could have those who answer thinking they've committed a crime.
Armenian Power Gang Leader Gets 32 Years In PrisonA 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, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse ClaimsKesha 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.
Temecula Art Gallery Owner Gets 5 Years For Stalking 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.
2 Plead Not Guilty To $20 Million Extortion Plot Against Saudi SheikTwo people pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of plotting to extort millions of dollars from a Saudi sheik.