Extortion and threats

February 14, 2020 - 9:51 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team. An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accuses Daniel Rippy of making the “electronic...
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February 11, 2020 - 12:06 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday scheduled the first hearing in Ohio for a man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team. A September indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accuses Daniel Rippy...
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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)
February 10, 2020 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday he will not testify at his New York extortion trial after a judge ruled that allegations of lies and deceit involving past clients were "highly relevant" and he could be questioned about them if he took the stand. Avenatti stood as he...
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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)
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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February 06, 2020 - 6:17 pm
DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — The parents of three Maryland high school students who were sexually assaulted by their football teammates sued county school officials Thursday, saying they ignored warnings about the attack because of the school's esteemed football program. The suit, filed in Montgomery...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers' Kameron Kelly (29) watches during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Kelly is facing multiple charges following an alleged altercation with police at a bar, early Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. The 23-year-old has been charged with two counts of making terroristic threats and one count of resisting arrest. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
December 20, 2019 - 1:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers cut reserve safety Kameron Kelly on Friday hours after the rookie was arrested following an alleged altercation with police at a bar. The 23-year-old Kelly was charged with two counts of making terroristic threats and one count of resisting arrest after...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019 file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti makes a statement to the press after leaving a courthouse in New York. Lawyer Avenatti's attorneys filed papers Wednesday, Aug. 14 in Manhattan federal court. Michael Avenatti wants a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging he extorted Nike, and he's blaming his arrest on what he calls "vindictive" prosecutors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 15, 2019 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a judge to dismiss criminal charges that he extorted Nike, and he is blaming his arrest on what he calls vindictive prosecutors as he releases material his attorneys say support his claims the sportswear company was paying amateur athletes. Avenatti's...
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File-This Sept. 16, 2013. file photo shows the Phillies Phanatic dancing with a fan on the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green fuzzy fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate the Phillies' rights to the Phanatic next year and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2019 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate...
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July 28, 2019 - 10:44 am
BOSTON (AP) — A former college soccer player in Massachusetts is facing a federal prison sentence for sending death threats to dozens of professional and collegiate athletes whom he blamed for his gambling losses. Addison Choi, of Fullerton, California, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of...
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June 26, 2019 - 7:20 am
LONDON (AP) — A man from southwestern England has been charged with making bomb hoax threats against the Super Bowl, Britain's Houses of Parliament and schools in the U.K., U.S. and Canada. Avon and Somerset police said Wednesday that Andreas Dowling, 23, was facing 30 counts of bomb hoax threats...
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