A jury has found a central Pennsylvania police chief guilty of theft by extortion for telling motorists they could avoid traffic fines if they made donations to a borough playground fund.
A southern New Jersey municipal public defender and court translator have been accused of using their positions to take $800 from a man who spoke little English.
The FBI is investigating whether a former Rutgers basketball employee tried to extort the university before he made videos that showed former coach Mike Rice shoving and kicking players and berating them with gay slurs.
A former Trenton municipal worker has admitted taking part in a bribery scheme that federal prosecutors say involved city Mayor Tony Mack.
The mayor, his brother Ralphiel Mack and convicted sex offender Joseph Jo Jo Giorgianni entered not guilty pleas to extortion, bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud charges.
A federal grand jury has indicted the mayor of New Jersey’s capital city on corruption charges.
Federal prosecutors allege Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo took $12,400 from a cooperating witness in exchange for using his influence over a health insurance contract with the township’s school district.
The federal indictment just unsealed charges 34-year-old Patricia Fountain, who works for the IRS, and 39-year-old Larry Ishmael with defrauding the US government.
The prosecution and defense have now made their sentence recommendations for convicted former Philadelphia Police Inspector Daniel Castro.
federal jury in Philadelphia has now heard closing arguments and is deliberating in the case of former Philadelphia police Inspector Daniel Castro.
Daniel Castro, the former Philadelphia police inspector charged with corruption, has completed his testimony in federal court, admitting to taking part in strongarm extortions — but only after a certain date, and then only reluctantly.
In stunning and emotional testimony, former Philadelphia police Inspector Daniel Castro admits he took part in a series of strong armed extotion attempts, and later lied about it when confronted by the FBI.
The prosecution has opened its bribery and extortion case against a former Philadelphia Police Inspector. The defendant is charged with conspiring in a series of extortion schemes.
High-ranking Philadelphia police officer Daniel Castro, who was arrested last week after a federal indictment was unsealed, has pleaded not guilty to extortion and bribery charges.
Federal officials announced the indictment of a high ranking police commander on criminal charges following an investigation into an alleged bribery and extortion scheme.