Police: Art Student Fakes Kidnapping To Get $85K From Father In ChinaYimei Wang, 20, allegedly sent her parents a photo of her bound and gagged, prompting her father to send the money. Wang’s mother called police to report that her daughter had been kidnapped, but when officers investigated, they found her alone at a motel.
FBI Investigates Extortion Plot Against Kevin HartThe FBI has launched an investigation following revelations that actor and comedian Kevin Hart was the target of an extortion plot.
OC College Counselor Accused Of Trading Sex With Students To File Late PaperworkJavier Williams, 38, worked as a financial aid counselor at Saddleback College.
Police: Riverside Attorney Targeted Immigrant Businesses In Extortion SchemePolice said the suspect and his girlfriend went after several immigrant-owned salons and dry cleaners.
Man Accused Of Extorting Sexually Explicit Photos From Justin Bieber FanBryan Asrary is accused of posing as Justin Bieber to convince a young fan to send sexually explicit photos of herself.
Gay Porn Actor Gets 6 Years In Federal Prison For Extorting Wealthy BusinessmanTeofil Brank was also ordered Tuesday to pay about $500,000 in restitution to telecom executive Donald Burns.
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.