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Homicide rate in Mexico surges 5.3 percent in first half of year

Mexico set a new record for homicides in the first half of the year as the number of murders grew by 5.3 percent compared to the same period of 2018, fueled partly by cartel and gang violence in several states.

Spain anti-corruption crusader to stand trial for extortion

Madrid - In a major role reversal, the head of a Spanish anti-corruption group that championed several cases including one against Princess Cristina will stand trial for extortion along with the head of a consumer group, a court said Wednesday.

Review: Threats abound in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include the still reigning best thriller of the year; a moving stop-motion animation; a race against the clock; a furry hero’s latest adventure; and the re-release of a classic anime.

Toronto psychic charged with pretending to practise witchcraft

Toronto - In what would otherwise be an ordinary case of fraud, Toronto police have charged a 37-year-old man with pretending to practise witchcraft. It is alleged he received $101,000 from another man to remove an evil spirit.

Man accused of cyberbullying Amanda Todd sentenced in Holland

Amsterdam - A 38-year-old Dutch man facing charges in Canada in relation to cyberbullying Amanda Todd was sentenced to 11 years by a court in the Netherlands for similar crimes. He is awaiting extradition to Canada to face charges in relation to Todd.

Two Minnesota lawyers charged in porn extortion scam

Minneapolis - The two lawyers are alleged to have devised a scheme whereby they uploaded pornography on Internet sites and then threatened to sue anyone who downloaded the content. They then agreed to settle the cases in return for large cash payments.

Amanda Todd case: Dutch man can be extradited to Canada

Amsterdam - A Dutch court has ruled a 38-year-old man who is facing charges in Canada in the cyberbullying of 15-year-old Amanda Todd that led to her suicide can be extradited to Canada to face charges laid by the RCMP.

Police detain head of group that brought Spain's princess to trial

Madrid - Spanish police on Friday detained the head of a trade union that brought the high-profile tax evasion case against Princess Cristina for alleged extortion and other charges.

Georgia police chief, officer face corruption charges

White - Police Chief David King and Officer Brett Scheff of the city of White, Georgia are alleged to have charged people with crimes they did not commit and then offered to drop the charge and cite them for a minor offence if they paid a fine to the officers.

French men jailed for threatening train terror attack to steal phones

Perpignan - Three men in France were sentenced to up to 30 months in prison on Wednesday for trying to steal the mobile phones of train passengers by threatening a terror attack over its intercom.

Teamsters' members charged with reality TV show extortion bid

Boston - On Wednesday, four members of the Teamsters union were arrested and charged with trying to extort a company filming a reality TV show in Boston last year. The company was not part of the union.

Op-Ed: Hulk Hogan a ‘racist’? Sleaze vs reality is the issue

The huge furor over Hulk Hogan’s allegedly racist remarks is looking like it’s on shaky ground. Seems Hogan does have a few defences, but they’ve taken a while to surface.

Toronto police seek suspect in robbery, torture of four teens

Toronto - Toronto police have issued a warrant for the arrest of an 18-year-old man after it is alleged four teens who answered an ad on Kijiji for the sale of car were robbed, held against their will, beaten and were victims of extortion.

A different take on 'Christmas is going to cost a lot'

Naples - For some, the poinsettia, the plant symbolic of Christmas second only to the Christmas tree, is a way to brighten up the holidays.

Utah man is charged with raping wife's ex-husband

Ogden - A Utah man is accused of raping his wife's ex-husband in an extortion case that has Riverdale police baffled and seeking answers.

Mounties issue warning about Internet extortion scam

Richmond - The RCMP in Richmond, British Columbia issued the warning after four young men complained of being blackmailed after exposing themselves on webcams.

Paula Deen extortion case: NY man changes plea to guilty

Savannah - A New York man charged with attempting to extort money from Food Network star, Paula Deen, changed his plea from innocent to guilty today.

Arkansas treasurer arrested by FBI for extortion

Martha Shoffner, the treasurer of Arkansas, was arrested on Saturday for extortion, and is currently being held in Pulaski County Jail.

FBI File on Whitney Houston Released

The FBI's file on Whitney Houston includes several threats made by infatuated fans and an extortion attempt for a quarter of a million dollars made by someone Houston considered a friend.

Students allegedly attempt to extort bus driver they had sex with

Bessemer City - Two North Carolina high school students allegedly used Facebook in an attempt to extort money from a school bus driver they had sex with.

Belgium: Church of Scientology charged as 'criminal organization'

Brussels - After an investigation spanning fifteen years, Belgian federal prosecutors have decided to prosecute the Church of Scientology and its leaders as a criminal organization, according to Belgian media reports.

Toronto teen faces several charges in sexting incident

Toronto - In circumstances similar to the well publicized case of Amanda Todd, the youth is alleged to have obtained sexually explicit photos of a young girl he met online, threatened her, and then distributed the pictures.

NBA: Mark Jackson extorted by stripper

Former NBA star and current Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Thursday that he and his family were targets of an extortion plot related to an affair he had six years ago, ESPN reports.

Op-Ed: 'Federal family' is world's most successful gang

When the federal government, particularly FEMA, decided to nix the word "government" from its lexicon and replace it with "federal family" the conservative and libertarian blogosphere became amass with criticisms of Orwellian language manipulation.

Contractor charged with extortion in Toronto

Toronto - Toronto Police have arrested the owner of a general contracting company for criminally harassing and extorting a client this weekend.

Building inspector charged in fraud investigation in Ontario

Markham - A Town of Markham building inspector is alleged to have solicited money from people so that they could avoid paying permit fines.

Extortion investigation leads to three arrests in Toronto

Scarborough - On October 31, 2010 Toronto Police 42 Division arrested three men in connection to an extortion investigation in the Agincourt area.

Extortionist busted in Burlington

Burlington - A man who posed as a woman on Internet dating sites has been arrested following a two month extortion investigation in Ontario.

Jail time for couple who tried to blackmail actor John Stamos

A couple from Michigan were sentenced to four years in prison Friday for threatening to sell compromising photos of John Stamos.

LA sheriff investigates extortion allegations in Mel Gibson case

Extortion allegations are being investigated by Los Angeles County Sheriff's instigators in the case involving Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson.
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