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Quincy Man Admits to Running Illegal Gambling Business in Boston’s Chinatown, Using Violence to Collect Debts
BOSTON—As part of an ongoing investigation into extortion and illegal gaming in Boston’s Chinatown, a Quincy man pleaded guilty late Friday to running an illegal gambling business. The investigation included a court-authorized wiretap on the defendant’s phone and a series of consensual video-recordings made inside gambling dens.
Genovese Organized Crime Family Associate Frank DiMattina Convicted of Extortion and a Related Firearms Charge
Following a three-day trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn today returned a verdict convicting Genovese Organized Crime Family associate Frank DiMattina, also known as “Frankie D” and “Frankie Ariana,” of Hobbs Act extortion and a related firearms charge. The conviction was announced by Loretta E.
Henry Hamidrez Mohajeri, 47, of Devon, PA, was charged today by indictment with impersonating an employee and officer of the United States, extortion and attempted extortion under pretense of office, and blackmail, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. If convicted the defendants face a maximum possible sentence of seven years’ imprisonment, one year supervised release, and a $600,000 fine.
LOS ANGELES – Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend says she’s the victim of a “smear campaign” and never tried to extort money from the Oscar-winning star. In a video interview posted Friday on RadarOnline.com, Oksana Grigorieva says she’s been “victimized all over again” by speaking out about her troubles with Gibson.
LOS ANGELES – A sheriff’s official says Mel Gibson has met with detectives to discuss his claims that his ex-girlfriend attempted to extort money from him. Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says the interview occurred Sunday.
Texas state representative Terri Hodge pleads guilty to federal charge and agrees to resign from public office DALLAS — Gladys E. Hodge, also known as “Terri Hodge,” who was to…
Today a federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment against DeDan C. Milton, 37, of Detroit, charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and extortion and two…