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McCook police chief Mario DePasquale indicted on extortion charges linked to ex-Mayor Tobolski

McCook Police Chief Mario DePasquale has been indicted on federal charges, accused of scheming with former Mayor Jeffrey Tobolski to squeeze a restaurant owner for cash bribes and campaign contributions. The four-count indictment against DePasquale comes more than two weeks...

Michael Avenatti found guilty in $25 million Nike extortion trial

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday by a jury of all three charges related to his efforts to extort up to $25 million from athletic apparel giant Nike, in what a top prosecutor called “and old fashioned shakedown.” The...

Nigeria: Former Senator Shehu Sani Arrested For Alleged Extortion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, for alleged extortion and name-dropping. The vocal ex-lawmaker was arrested in Abuja on Tuesday, for allegedly using the name of the acting Chairman of...

Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty to extortion charges

Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to an indictment accusing him of trying to extort as much as $25 million from Nike Inc (NKE.N) by threatening to go public with claims the company made improper payments to athletes. Clasping...

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Chicago political operative Roberto Caldero charged in bribery probe

For decades, Roberto Caldero was an influential behind-the-scenes player in politics at all levels in Chicago and Illinois, with...
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