Man charged in cellphone extortion scheme to plead guilty

Prosecutors say a Connecticut man charged with hacking the cellphones and social media accounts of more than 20 women and girls to obtain intimate photos and personal information that he used in an effort to extort nude photos of the victims plans to plead guilty.

Authorities warn extortion scheme is on the rise

Chief Gary MacNamara with the Fairfield Police Department said scam kidnappings are becoming more frequent across the state. Chief MacNamara said, “This is occurring daily and we recently we had a phone call someone fell victim to it.

Two men heading to prison in extortion scheme

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – 66-year-old Edward Memoli of New York was sentenced to 35 months for his role in an extortion scheme. Memoli will have two years of supervision after he is released from prison. He has to pay $26,000 in restitution to the victims. Memoli was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to obstruct interstate commerce by extortion and one […]

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