Extortion and threats

January 10, 2019 - 8:27 am
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — The FBI is now investigating the case of a Florida man accused of making death threats against the family of a Purdue University superfan and cancer activist who died last week. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that 39-year-old John...
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November 27, 2018 - 5:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Texas man who threatened to go through with a mass shooting and suicide at an NFL playoff game in Pittsburgh has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. U.S. Attorney for Western Pennsylvania Scott Brady announced the sentence for San Antonio...
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November 13, 2018 - 6:19 pm
ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a former NFL player threatened someone with a sword during an argument at a youth sports event. John "Charlie" Rogers Jr. turned himself in to Aberdeen police Monday and was charged with making terroristic threats, stalking and weapons offenses. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, Lenny Dykstra sits during his sentencing for grand theft auto in Los Angeles. A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted the former baseball star on drug and other charges. The indictment handed up Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, stems from an altercation in May between Dykstra and an Uber driver. Dykstra faces charges of each of cocaine and methamphetamine possession, as well as making terroristic threats. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
October 11, 2018 - 12:27 pm
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A court date has been set for former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra to face drug and threat charges. Dykstra is scheduled to appear before a judge in Elizabeth on Oct. 22. The three-time All-Star and member of the New York Mets' 1986 championship team was indicted...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June, 11, 2011 file photo, then Secretary General of Athletics Kenya David Okeyo pays his respects to the late Kenyan runner Samuel Wanjiru at a funeral home in Nairobi, Kenya. AAF Council member David Okeyo of Kenya has been banned from track and field for life for his role in diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars of sponsorship money from Nike for his and others' personal use. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File)
August 30, 2018 - 9:13 am
IAAF Council member David Okeyo of Kenya was banned from track and field for life Thursday for his role in diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars of sponsorship money from Nike for his and others' personal use. It was another case pointing to deep-rooted graft in the sport in Kenya, which has...
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In a photo provided by the Pulaski County (Arkansas) Jail, former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor is shown in a booking photo. Taylor has been arrested after police were told he punched a woman, held a knife to her throat and threatened her life at his home. Little Rock, Ark., police say they were called to Taylor’s home shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in regard to a disturbance with a weapon. The 40-year-old ex-boxer has been charged with third-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault on a family or household member. (Pulaski County Jail via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 9:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested in Arkansas after police allege he punched a woman, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. Little Rock police say they were called to Taylor's home Wednesday afternoon in regard to a...
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This undated photo provided by the Scottsdale Police Department shows former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito. Authorities say Incognito has been arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home. Scottsdale, Ariz., police say Incognito is being held on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of threats and disorderly conduct. Incognito was at the funeral home Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, to make arrangements for his father, who died last weekend. (Scottsdale Police Department via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 7:23 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito bonded out of an Arizona jail Tuesday after being arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home a day earlier, authorities said. Police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale said Incognito had been booked...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2016 file photo Buffalo Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito (64) walks off the field during NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y. Former NFL offensive lineman Incognito has been arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home, authorities said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale said Incognito was being held on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of threats and disorderly conduct. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
August 21, 2018 - 6:47 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of former NFL player Richie Incognito on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Former NFL player Richie Incognito is out of jail after being arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, retired professional tennis player James Blake arrives at City Hall in New York. During his second departmental trial connected to the incident, New York City Police Officer James Frascatore, who tackled Blake in a mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel in 2015, says he and his family have been getting death threats. Frascatore had been penalized 10 vacation days in his first departmental trial last fall, but the police commissioner overruled that recommendation and docked him five days. Blake says the punishment was too light. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 31, 2018 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The police officer who tackled retired tennis player James Blake in a mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel testified Tuesday that he and his family have been getting death threats since the 2015 incident. Officer James Frascatore was part of an undercover operation targeting...
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Germany head coach Joachim Loew checks the pitch before the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 22, 2018 - 6:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:13 a.m. Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance? The World Cup could...
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