Posts tagged "blackmail"

Sources Tell The LA Times That Dennis Hastert Paid To Conceal A Sex Crime

By now, you’ve probably heard that former House Speaker Dennis J. Hastert had been indicted on blackmail charges and is accused of shelling out over $1.7 million in hush money since 2010. According to the indictment, which was unsealed yesterday, Hastert is also accused of lying to the feds about the full amount of money…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2015

Four Women Busted For Strip Club Roofie/Blackmail Scheme

A heart surgeon, a hedge fund manager, a financial manager, and a lawyer walk into a bar …

But nope, this is not a joke: these four men have all been victims of a convoluted extortion plot. Usually when you read about someone being blackmailed with incriminating photos, it’s a woman who i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2014

Who Says Love Don’t Cost A Thing?

The New York Post reports that a Wall Street trader is suing his ex-girlfriend for $100,000 plus interest, legal fees, and damages, complaining she blackmailed him for the 100K. She claims the money came from a promise he made, and is now reneging on, that she could cash a $100,000 check he had written her…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2007