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Rosemead Man, 19, Charged With More Than 150 Counts Including Revenge Porn, Lewd Acts

The 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.

08/21/2015

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Victim Of Gay Porn Star’s Blackmail Wants $500K, Pricey Audi Back

Teofil Brank had a two-year relationship with Donald Burns in which the executive paid him $2,000 per sexual encounter.

07/10/2015

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Gay Porn Star Convicted Of Extorting, Blackmailing Wealthy Businessman

Teofil Brank was convicted Thursday of extortion and other federal charges in Los Angeles.

07/09/2015

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Huntington Park Police Warn Business Owners About Extortion Scam

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.

05/02/2015

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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

04/03/2015

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Gay Porn Star, 25, Accused Of Blackmailing $500K From Wealthy L.A. Businessman, 50

Teofil Brank, who goes by the porn name Jarec Wentworth, also requested a sports car and a condo, officials said.

04/01/2015

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Lawyer Sentenced To 9 Months For Attempting To Extort $350K From Client’s Former Employer

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.

03/20/2015

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Rolling Hills Estates Man Recalls Threatening Call From Con Artist As FBI Warns Of Extortion Scam

Police are once again warning the public about a phone scam that could have those who answer thinking they’ve committed a crime.

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Armenian Power Gang Leader Gets 32 Years In Prison

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.

11/10/2014

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Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse Claims

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.

10/14/2014

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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.

09/29/2014

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2 Plead Not Guilty To $20 Million Extortion Plot Against Saudi Sheik

Two people pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of plotting to extort millions of dollars from a Saudi sheik.

07/15/2014

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OC Attorney Accused Of Multi-Million Dollar Extortion Plot Against Saudi Royal Family

A prominent Orange County attorney is one of three people accused of attempting to extort millions of dollars from the Saudi royal family.

07/14/2014

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College Student Sentenced To 18 Months In Miss Teen USA Hacking Case

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/17/2014

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Oklahoma Man Held On Calif. Revenge-Porn Charges

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.

02/14/2014

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