Extortion

Camille Brown (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

Woman Accused In Claire’s Extortion Scheme

A Plantation woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to extort millions of dollars from the family that founded Claire’s stores.

CBS4–10/10/2012

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Fmr. Miami Beach Code Compliance Officer Pleads Guilty To Extortion Charges

A former Miami Beach Code Compliance officer has pleaded guilty to extortion charges, U.S. States Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer announced Monday.

CBS4–08/06/2012

Steven Loleski (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Fort Lauderdale Firefighter Arrested On Extortion Charges

A Fort Lauderdale firefighter is facing serious charges after investigators say he used a taped conversation in an attempt to extort information about a criminal investigation.

08/02/2012

(Source: CBS4) Defendant Chai Footman, a Miami Beach firefighter, runs from cameras without comment after appearing in federal court on corruption charges.

Report: Fire Inspector Takes Plea In Miami Beach Extortion Case

Chai Footman, who worked as a Miami Beach fire inspector, told a Miami federal judge Friday that he was part of a conspiracy that sought to shake down a Miami Beach club owner, who was actually an undercover FBI agent, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS4–06/08/2012

(Source: BSO) Brian Dodge (l) and Billy Koepke

Two Fort Lauderdale Cops Arrested On Multiple Charges

Two Fort Lauderdale Police officers went before a judge Friday accused of betraying the badge by allegedly stealing cash and drugs from pain clinic customers.

CBS4–11/04/2011

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Former Miami Cop Sentenced To Prison For Extortion

A former Miami police officer who pleaded guilty to extortion charges has been sentenced to six months in federal prison.

CBS4–05/19/2011

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Bodyguard: Oksana Grigorieva Seeking Big Pay Day From Mel Gibson

Oksana Grigorieva is either making up or grossly exaggerating the violence she says she suffered at the hands of actor Mel Gibson in order to get a big pay day, according to her former bodyguard.

CBS4–02/22/2011

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Miami Police Officer Charged With Extortion

A second Miami Police officer has been arrested in a joint Miami Police Department – FBI Public Corruption probe.

CBS4–01/29/2011

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