Latest Extortion and threats News

Nebraska man who threatened wildlife officer gets prison

Sep. 23, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. wildlife officer and brandishing a gun during a violent crime has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in federal prison. Cody Cape, 24, of Blair, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court...

New twist in Pogba extortion probe, with brother's videos

Sep. 23, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A police investigation into allegations that France soccer star Paul Pogba was targeted by extortionists took a bizarre new twist Friday with the release by one of the suspects, his elder brother Mathias, of a long string of videos taking aim at the 2018 World Cup winner, his...

Utah student charged for terrorism threat over football game

Sep. 22, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats on Wednesday after police said she threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor if the school's football team failed to win a game last Saturday. Charging documents filed in Salt...

Increase in Venezuelan migration is felt across US

Sep. 21, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — It cost Nerio two months and everything he had to get from Venezuela to the U.S., traveling mainly by foot and watching as exhausted fellow migrants were assaulted or left behind to die. Like an increasing number of Venezuelans, Nerio undertook a dangerous...

France probes threats against Russian prison rights activist

Sep. 20, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities are investigating death threats against a Russian rights activist who exposes abuses in Russian prisons and says he was the target of a possible assassination attempt at his home in France. Vladimir Osechkin, founder of prisoners' rights group...

Former public works official pleads guilty to corruption

Sep. 20, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A longtime public works official in suburban Detroit pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening to hold up permits for a developer unless he purchased tickets for a political fundraiser. Anthony Marrocco's conviction for attempted extortion was a big catch...

Beyond Meat executive charged with biting man in fight

Sep. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

A top executive at plant-based food company Beyond Meat has been charged with felony battery after a fight outside a college football game in which he was accused of biting a man’s nose. Doug Ramsey was also charged with making a terroristic threat after the attack Saturday in a...

Judge orders ex-Kansas cop released for jail pending trial

Sep. 19, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas police detective accused of preying on Black women and girls for decades will be released from jail pending his trial on charges involving two accusers who say he repeatedly sexually abused them, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S Magistrate...

Beyond Meat exec accused of biting man's nose outside a game

Sep. 19, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An executive of a vegan food products company has been charged with felony battery and making a terroristic threat after a fracas outside a football game in which he’s accused of biting a man’s nose, officials said. Beyond Meat Chief Operations Officer...

Minnesota man charged with making threats to kill US senator

Sep. 19, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Minnesota man accused of threatening to kill a U.S. senator. Brendon Daugherty is being held in the Sherburne County Jail, in Elk River, Minnesota, on charges of threatening to murder a U.S. official and interstate...