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  • Jennings woman booked with extortion

    September 23, 2011 7:54 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police arrested a Jennings woman accused of extorting an elderly man out of more than $20,000. Troopers tell The Advocate 27-year-old Brooke Cormier was arrested Thursday following a joint investigation involving the FBI. Troopers say Cormier was calling an elderly man in the Jennings area... more »
  • Granddaughter Arrested on Extortion Charges Against her Grandmother

    November 24, 2010 11:44 AM

    On November 24, 2010, at approximate 12:30 am, Lafayette Police responded to the 100 block of Laura Street regarding an incident involving extortion. The victim, a 65 year old female of Lafayette, received multiple calls from an unknown person regarding the safety of her 19 year old granddaughter. The suspect... more »
  • Bahamas drops charges in Travolta extortion case

    September 6, 2010 9:41 PM

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - A judge in the Bahamas dismissed charges Monday against two people accused of trying to extort money from John Travolta after the actor decided he no longer wanted to face the pain of a new trial stemming from the death of his teenage son on the... more »
  • Sentencing Set in Extortion Case

    May 18, 2010 9:54 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Mike Thompson, the former director of the Poverty Point Reservoir District, is scheduled to be sentenced June 16. The News-Star reports Thompson was found guilty Jan. 20 of extorting state resources for his personal benefit. A jury deliberated for nearly four hours before convicting Thompson on... more »

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