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Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty To Blackmailing Victim Who Responded To Craigslist Ad For Gay Sex

The victim met Beisher seven times over the course of nine days, making payments that ranged from $200 to $400.

03/17/2014

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NJ Calls For Convicted Trenton Mayor To Be Removed

New Jersey officials have filed legal paperwork to remove the mayor of the state’s capital city from office after he was convicted of corruption.

02/10/2014

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Guilty Verdict For Central Pa. Chief Over Playground Fund

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.

12/03/2013

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NJ Public Defender Charged With Extorting Client

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.

10/16/2013

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AP Source: FBI Eyes Possible Extortion At Rutgers

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.

04/07/2013

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Ex-Trenton Worker Admits Role In Bribery Scheme

A former Trenton municipal worker has admitted taking part in a bribery scheme that federal prosecutors say involved city Mayor Tony Mack.

02/27/2013

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Trenton Mayor, Brother, Associate Enter Not Guilty Plea For Conspiracy Charges

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.

12/19/2012

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Trenton Mayor, Brother Indicted On Corruption Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted the mayor of New Jersey’s capital city on corruption charges.

12/06/2012

Hamilton Mayor Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Of Extortion & Money Laundering, Will Not Resign

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.

07/12/2012

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Philadelphia IRS Worker, Partner Charged With Tax Frauds And Shakedowns

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.

04/11/2012

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Attorneys Enter Sentence Recommendations For Convicted Former Philadelphia Police Inspector

The prosecution and defense have now made their sentence recommendations for convicted former Philadelphia Police Inspector Daniel Castro.

09/30/2011

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Closing Arguments Heard In Castro Case

federal jury in Philadelphia has now heard closing arguments and is deliberating in the case of former Philadelphia police Inspector Daniel Castro.

04/18/2011

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More Tearful But Defensive Testimony From Philadelphia Cop Charged With Extortion

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.

04/15/2011

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Former Police Inspector Castro Breaks Down On Witness Stand, Admits Role In Extortion

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.

04/14/2011

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Bribery, Extortion Case Opens Against Former Philadelphia Police Inspector

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.

04/11/2011

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