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Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty
Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty

A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheik pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to extort $20 million from the man's family. Two attorneys, one of them once connected to disgraced former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, are also charged with extortion and conspiracy in the alleged shakedown. Leyla Ors, a 33-year-old German national, is accused of luring the sheik's son, Thamer Albalwi, into a relationship and then accusing him of a litany of sex crimes. Ors reportedly showed detectives burn marks on her arm to support her accusations. Ors and Orange County attorney Joseph G. Cavallo were...

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