Former Philadelphia Police Officer Sentenced For Extortion SchemeA former Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing drugs and money while he was in uniform.
Pa. Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Strongarming Donors For His Gubernatorial Campaign Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of attempting to extort donations during his unsuccessful Democratic primary campaign for governor last year.
Ex-Philadelphia Police Officer Charged With Participating In Scheme To Extort Money, Drugs From Dealers According to the indictment, Christopher Saravello, 37, conspired with others to rob the dealers and buyers of cash and Oxycontin as well as other controlled substances between Nov. 2011 and June 2012.
Del. Man Facing Rape, Sexual Extortion ChargesEdward B. Wescott, of Georgetown, was arrested on Oct. 25th after police picked him up at a predetermined location near Georgetown where he was supposedly meeting a 16-year-old girl.
Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse ClaimsKesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.
Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty To Blackmailing Victim Who Responded To Craigslist Ad For Gay SexThe victim met Beisher seven times over the course of nine days, making payments that ranged from $200 to $400.
NJ Calls For Convicted Trenton Mayor To Be RemovedNew Jersey officials have filed legal paperwork to remove the mayor of the state's capital city from office after he was convicted of corruption.
Guilty Verdict For Central Pa. Chief Over Playground FundA 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.
NJ Public Defender Charged With Extorting ClientA 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.
AP Source: FBI Eyes Possible Extortion At RutgersThe 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.
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.
Trenton Mayor, Brother, Associate Enter Not Guilty Plea For Conspiracy ChargesThe 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.
Trenton Mayor, Brother Indicted On Corruption ChargesA federal grand jury has indicted the mayor of New Jersey's capital city on corruption charges.
Hamilton Mayor Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Of Extortion & Money Laundering, Will Not ResignFederal 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.
Philadelphia IRS Worker, Partner Charged With Tax Frauds And ShakedownsThe 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.