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.
A Burbank police officer has been freed on bond after being charged with lying to the FBI during an investigation of a suspected extortion scheme involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband.
Authorities have charged a Westminster police officer on federal loan-sharking charges, according to the FBI.
Spanish-language radio host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo filed suit Monday against six former Univision employees, accusing them of a plot to extort $4.9 million from him.
A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly posing as a girl to meet an underage boy in Moorpark.
The FBI is investigating allegations that the newly crowned Miss Teen USA was the victim of someone who hacked into a webcam in her Temecula bedroom several months ago in an attempt to extort nude photographs from her.
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.