A bill that would expand the crime of extortion is moving forward in the D.C. Council after passing unanimously through a committee Thursday.
People claiming to be affiliated with the Chinese Embassy or an international law enforcement agency targeted the victims, and accused the students of money laundering.
Two Hyattsville, Maryland, men are facing federal charges for extorting money from area businesses in connection with their alleged membership in the MS-13 gang.
“I think what we need to do is be able to take the fight to them,” said acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. “And that fight would be working with our foreign counterparts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.”
Police said the suspects pretended to be a female on the Kik messaging app and demanded money from their victim.
The University of Maryland Police Department is investigating an extortion case that involves nude photos of a college student.
A 25-year-old Princess Anne commissioner faces charges after he allegedly accepted money to keep someone from running for county commissioner in Somerset County.
(CHICAGO) — A man identified as Individual A in an indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was a student at the school where Hastert worked at the time the alleged “misconduct” against the individual…
HANOVER, Va. (AP) — A woman will spend three years in prison for an extortion plot that targeted a Hanover County youth pastor. Thirty-four-year-old Tonya Farnsworth had pleaded guilty last October to threat to extort…
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