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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Former Trutanich consultant fires back, claiming 'shakedown'

     
    A campaign consultant who handled Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich’s losing campaign for District Attorney called his former client an “extortionist” on Friday. Campaign consultant John Shallman responded a day after Trutanich...
  • Tunisia woman accused of indecency after alleged rape by police

     
    Hundreds of protesters thronged to a Tunis courtroom Tuesday as a woman and her fiance who accused police officers of rape and extortion defended themselves against allegations of indecency. The case has outraged Tunisian feminists and human rights...
  • Unprecedented action aimed at weakening MS-13 street gang

     
    Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 on Thursday won the distinction of being the first street gang designated by the federal government as a “transnational criminal organization." Local law enforcement officials cheered what they saw as the unprecedented federal...
  • Federal officials want to starve MS-13 gang of its money

     
    Federal authorities named Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, the ruthless Latin American gang born three decades ago on the streets of Los Angeles, a “transnational criminal organization” on Thursday, making it the first street gang to join the list. The...
  • MS-13 street gang's finances targeted by feds; reaction mixed

     
    The new federal crackdown on the notorious Los Angeles-based Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 street gang is being cheered by some local officials, though others worry about some of the side effects. The designation gives the U.S. Treasury Department the power to.....
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • 9 indicted for allegedly aiding Latino prison gang

     
    Nine people are expected to be arraigned Tuesday for their part in an extortion conspiracy in which agents of a Latino prison gang levied taxes on street gang members in Orange County, law enforcement officials said....
  • City treasurer extorted by couple he called for massage, D.A. says

     
    Two people have been arrested and charged with trying to extort money and property from the city treasurer in Hermosa Beach, who allegedly invited the couple to his house to perform a massage. Gustavo Ceron, 29 and Yuritsi M. Garcia,......
  • Indictments link Mexican Mafia and street gangs

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Ventura County officials on Tuesday said a sweeping grand jury indictment had at least temporarily broken a link between rival street gangs and the Mexican Mafia prison......
  • Daughter helped jailed father run street gang, prosecutors say

     
    When her father was convicted of the murder of a rival gang member and sentenced to life in prison without parole almost three decades ago, Vianna Roman was a 9-year-old girl. In the years since, Danny Roman, federal authorities say,......
  • Former Rosemead mayor changes plea in bribery case

     
    A former Rosemead mayor whose bid for a state Assembly seat was cut short when he pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge has changed his plea to not guilty, citing new information that might discredit an informant who helped......