Latest Extortion and threats News

Prosecutor: Woman admits threatening to kill Trump

May. 20, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has acknowledged that she threatened to kill President Donald Trump. A prosecutor said Monday that 25-year-old Taryn Corrinne Henthorn of Middlebourne pleaded guilty in federal court in Wheeling. Authorities say Henthorn made the threat on Facebook and elsewhere...

Georgia man's sexual extortion case to go before grand jury

May. 20, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A grand jury is set to hear the case of a Georgia man accused of threatening to share explicit photos of several Alabama women if the women didn't meet him for sex. The Tuscaloosa News reports 22-year-old Micheal Antonio Downing waived his preliminary hearing Friday, sending the...

Elder care homes rake in profits as workers earn a pittance

May. 19, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

She alights from a black Ferrari convertible, her Christian Louboutin stilettos glinting in the sunlight. The lid of her black lacquer grand piano is propped open in the living room of her plush Beverly Hills home. "I own a chain of elderly care facilities," she says into the camera on Bravo's reality television...

Neo-Nazi who planned to kill UK lawmaker is jailed for life

May. 17, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A judge in Britain has sentenced an alleged member of a banned British neo-Nazi group to life in prison for planning to murder a U.K. lawmaker. Jack Renshaw had pleaded guilty to buying a machete and intending to kill Labour Party lawmaker Rosie Cooper and threatening to slay a police...

Authorities: Woman unhappy about birthday attacks boyfriend

May. 17, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

WEST NEWTON, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman allegedly attacked her boyfriend with a box cutter because no one got her a card, cake or gift on her 55th birthday. Georgia Zowacki is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and other counts. It wasn't known Friday if she's retained...

Man waved box cutter, called bus passenger 'terrorist'

May. 16, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video calling another man a terrorist and waving a box cutter at him aboard a bus in New Jersey has been charged with bias intimidation. Paramus police say Victor Colon also faces counts of making terroristic threats and aggravated assault with a weapon. Colon was...

Man gets 10 years for home invasion, fake virus threat

May. 16, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Romanian man accused of taking part in a scheme to extort millions from a rich couple by injecting them with what they were told was a lethal virus has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Alexandru Lucian Nicolescu, 41, was sentenced Wednesday in connection with the...

Reputed mobster pleads guilty to extortion, asks for prison

May. 15, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed Philadelphia mobster has pleaded guilty to extorting a man who took out a loan from him, and asked the judge to send him to prison right away. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that after a bit of confusion, it was determined Philip Narducci could surrender Monday and begin...

Man who threatened Boston Globe journalists pleads guilty

May. 15, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California man who threatened to kill employees of The Boston Globe after the newspaper called on media organizations nationwide to denounce President Trump's attacks on the media pleaded guilty Wednesday, federal prosecutors said. Robert Chain, 68, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty to seven...

Judge orders psych evaluation for Appalachian Trail suspect

May. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

For the past couple of weeks, hikers along the Appalachian Trail had been warning each other about a hiker who was threatening other hikers with a large knife. The man, who used the trail nickname of "Sovereign," was arrested in Tennessee last month after some hikers reported him to authorities. But he was...