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Attorney: Accuser in Kettle extortion case was not vetted properly

Attorney: Accuser in Kettle extortion case was not vetted properly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The attorney of former state Sen. Nicholas Kettle believes the case against his client was mishandled because the man who accused him of extorting sex and blackmail is related to a state trooper. The extortion charges against Kettle was dropped this week after the new evidence […]

Tom Evslin: An attempted internet extortion

Tom Evslin: An attempted internet extortion

  Editor’s note: This commentary is by Tom Evslin, an entrepreneur, author and former Douglas administration official. This post first appeared on his blog, Fractals of Change. My wife Mary received the threatening email below: I do know, xxxxx [redacted. a throwaway password Mary once used on sites that shouldn’t […]

Hackettstown man admits to extortion

Hackettstown man admits to extortion

  Posted: May. 30, 2018 12:01 am A Hackettstown man and former Middlesex County municipal fire inspector who leveraged his father’s murder conviction and alleged mob ties to scare a real estate developer admitted to conspiring to extortion, according to federal prosecutors. Billy Donnerstag, 49, pleaded guilty on May 15 […]

Florida cop threatens to kill woman in nude photo extortion,...

Florida cop threatens to kill woman in nude photo extortion,…

  VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange City police officer was arrested on a warrant after Georgia authorities said he attempted to extort nude photos from a woman on social media, threatening to kill and rape her family if she did not comply. Joshua David Fancher, 25, was arrested Tuesday […]