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Extortion

A jury found Michael Avenatti guilty for an extortion scheme against Nike.
Avenatti was charged with one count of extortion and three counts of conspiracy for multiple crimes in New York and California.
Richard Luthmann pleaded guilty to wire fraud and extortion, without demanding a 'Game of Thrones'-style fight to the finish.
The threat was because of a dispute over whether an app company owed the man referral bonuses or not.
Not only is she accused of trying to extort $50,000 from Spitzer, she allegedly forged another man's signature on a rental agreement.
And a $500,000 fine. His son Adam got 6 1/2 years.
Wiretaps purportedly captured the cop boasting about picking up a high-ranking Albanian police officer from the airport while carrying guns, including an AK-47, in his car.
He'll also pay a $50K fine.
They each face up to 130 years in prison.
Like demanding property taxes be decreased on his apartment building and blocking drug treatment clinics on a developer's behalf.
The restaurant owner, cop and other alleged extorters are all Albanian.
"Basically what we are going to be doing is kidnapping a guy for a couple of hours and beating him up and torturing him and then getting him to give the get."
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