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…

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…

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2007