Extortion and threats

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman points to a photo showing Lawrence Ray during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. Ray, an ex-convict known for his role in a scandal involving former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, was charged Tuesday with federal extortion and sex trafficking charges involving a group of students at Sarah Lawrence College. (AP Photo/Jim Mustian)
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February 11, 2020 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-convict accused of bilking several college students out of nearly $1 million and forcing some into prostitution or unpaid labor was arrested Tuesday on extortion and sex trafficking charges. Lawrence “Larry” Ray was previously known for his role in helping to send former New...
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In this Feb. 6, 2020 photo, state police stand guard along the road leading into Uruapan, Michoacan state, Mexico. Uruapan, a city of about 340,000 people, is in Mexico's avocado belt, where violence has reached shocking proportions. In Uruapan, cartels are battling for territory and reports of killings are common, such as the gun massacre last week of three young boys, a teenager and five others at an arcade in what had been a relatively quiet neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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February 10, 2020 - 11:38 am
URUAPAN, MEXICO (AP) — Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling, mountain-nestled Uruapan in the avocado belt of Michoacan state. Three years later, the bloodshed is even worse here. Cartels are battling for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in New York. A California businessman who enlisted Avenatti to help his friend deal with two corrupt Nike executives testified Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, that he reacted with shock and horror when he learned the attorney was threatening to go public with his information. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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February 10, 2020 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge dealt a blow to California attorney Michael Avenatti's attempt to limit his testimony if he testifies at his New York extortion trial, saying Monday that allegations of lies and deceit involving past clients are "highly relevant" although specific charges in other cases are...
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February 09, 2020 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man carrying a knife was arrested outside the White House after he told a U.S. Secret Service officer that he was there to kill the president, police said. Roger Hedgpeth, 25, was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of making threats to do bodily harm, the Metropolitan...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019 file photo, Gayle King attends the 2019 Women's Media Awards, hosted by The Women's Media Center, at the Mandarin Oriental New York in New York. King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
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February 09, 2020 - 1:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where she asked about a sexual assault charge against the late Kobe Bryant. Snoop Dogg issued a warning to...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2006 file photo, Jhon Jairo Velasquez, a former hit man for Pablo Escobar, known by his nickname "Popeye," gives his testimony while holding a book titled "The True Pablo, Blood, Treason, and Death," during the trial against Alberto Santofimio Botero in Bogota, Colombia. According to authorities, Velasquez died of stomach cancer at a hospital in Bogota on Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez, File)
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February 06, 2020 - 1:49 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former hit man for late drug lord Pablo Escobar who confessed to killing hundreds of people during one of Colombia’s most violent periods died Thursday from cancer, prison authorities said. Jhon Jairo Velásquez, known by his nickname Popeye, died at the National Cancer...
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February 04, 2020 - 9:06 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A March 9 trial date has been set for an Arizona man accused of making a threatening phone call to California U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff last year. Federal court records released Tuesday said Jan Peter Meister was indicted on accusations that he called Schiff's Washington office...
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In this July 10, 2019, photo, Juan Carlos Perla carries his youngest son, Joshua Mateo Perla, as the family leaves their home in Tijuana, Mexico, for an asylum hearing in San Diego. They were among the first sent back to Mexico under a Trump administration policy that dramatically reshaped the scene at the U.S.-Mexico border by returning migrants to Mexico to wait out their U.S. asylum process. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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January 30, 2020 - 1:37 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Perla family of El Salvador has slipped into a daily rhythm in Mexico while they wait for the U.S. to decide whether to grant them asylum. A modest home has replaced the tent they lived in at a migrant shelter. Their 7- and 5-year-old boys are in their second year of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike in New York. Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 too fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. As they entered, jurors seemed largely unaware of Avenatti as his lawyers and others stood around him. But U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe told the potential jurors that they were being considered to decide a criminal case involving charges of extortion and honest services wire fraud against Avenatti. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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January 29, 2020 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A deep-in-debt Michael Avenatti threatened to deploy his big social media and television presence like a “modern weapon” to try to extort up to $25 million from Nike, a prosecutor claimed Wednesday while a lawyer for the California attorney told jurors at a trial's opening not to...
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January 22, 2020 - 10:58 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court on Wednesday convicted eight ethnic Albanian men of preparing terrorist acts and trying to destabilize the country's constitutional order. The court in the capital city of Pristina handed out prison terms ranging from two to 12 years to eight members of the so...
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