Latest Extortion and threats News

For SWAT leader, preserving life took priority in standoff

Oct. 24, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — Benjamin Griggs was enjoying his day off with his wife when a call about an emergency in Union City interrupted brunch. After he scarfed down his omelet, the couple jumped in the car and made the jaunt from their breakfast date in Cobb County to...

Man sentenced for cyberstalking legislative candidate's wife

Oct. 21, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Bellevue man has been sentenced to federal prison for threatening to release a nude photo of a legislative candidate’s wife unless the candidate dropped out of the race. Dennis Sryniawski, 48, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison....

Woman accused of threatening judge over ballot review suit

Oct. 21, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is accused of threatening a Georgia judge and his family after he dismissed a lawsuit that sought to review absentee ballots from the 2020 election to see if any were fraudulent. The Henry County Sheriff's Office said Erin Northup,...

Grand jury will get case of man threatening to kill senators

Oct. 19, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magistrate has ruled that there is probable cause for a case to continue against a man accused of threatening to kill Alaska’s two U.S. senators in profanity-filled voicemails left on their office phones. U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott A....

Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over COVID care

Oct. 19, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three public officials threatened doctors at a Montana hospital after they refused to treat a COVID-19 patient with ivermectin, a drug to treat parasites that is not federally approved to treat the respiratory disease, officials of St. Peter's Health in Helena said. ...

Lawmakers give Amazon 'final chance' to clear up testimony

Oct. 18, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are threatening to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying the tech giant has a “final chance” to correct its executives' previous testimony on its competition practices. The lawmakers sent a letter Monday to Amazon...

Italy high court nixes arrest warrant for Vatican suspect

Oct. 13, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court has annulled an arrest warrant for a key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and extortion trial, his lawyers said Wednesday, putting into question whether and when he might be extradited from Britain. In a decision Tuesday, the Court...

Court papers: Man threatened to kill Dutch prime minister

Oct. 13, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested a 22-year-old man in July on suspicion of threatening to kill caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte, according to court documents, the latest in a string of threats against politicians in the Netherlands. Dutch daily...

Man accused of kidnapping woman, attempting to kill infant

Oct. 11, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Ridgefield, Washington man is being held on $1 million bail after authorities say he kidnapped a woman early Sunday as she sought help at a Vancouver, Washington convenience store, assaulted her and tried to kill their infant. Aarondeep Johal,...

Man accused of threatening 2 US senators to remain in jail

Oct. 09, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man upset over the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, illegal immigration and the direction he thinks the country is headed is accused of threatening the lives of Alaska’s two Republican U.S. senators in a series of profanity-laced voicemails that...