Extortion

Not all designer bags are made of leather. For example, Louis Vuitton is coated canvas with leather trim. If the trim is supposed to be leather, it should feel dry — not oily, slippery or sticky. The hardware should be heavy — not hollow. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

DPD Receives $400K Grant; Cracks Down On Counterfeiters

The Dallas Police Department is joining an international effort to crack down on counterfeiters and the crimes they’re connected to.

12/04/2014

(L-R) Lukasz ‘Dr Luke’ Gottwald (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) | Singer Kesha (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse Claims

Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.

10/15/2014

A 2008 photo of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Court for sentencing. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

North Texan & Ex-Detroit Mayor Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption.

10/10/2013

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Hill To Appeal Dallas Corruption Conviction

It was the biggest corruption case in Dallas history, and former Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill is getting another chance to prove his innocence.

04/30/2013

Quarterback Robert Griffin III of Baylor looks on during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 26, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Man Faces Sentencing For Extorting RG3

A former Baylor basketball player faces up to three years in prison at sentencing for attempting to extort $1 million from Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

11/21/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To Extorting RG3

Prosecutors say Hurd contacted one of Griffin’s agents in June with a demand of $1 million in order not to release information damaging to the reputation of Griffin.

09/27/2012

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Former Melissa Mayor Charged With Extortion

The former mayor of a North Texas city has been indicted in connection with a bribery scheme. David E. Dorman was previously the mayor of Melissa, located in Collin County.

09/13/2012

Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins speaks to members of the media after a practice during the Washington Redskins rookie minicamp  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Former Baylor Basketball Player Arrested In RG3 Extortion Plot

Former Baylor basketball player Richard Hurd has been arrested and charged with the attempted extortion of Robert Griffin III.

06/25/2012

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Extortion Reports Among Locked Up Texas Youth

A state ombudsman tells lawmakers that students at a youth lockup in Texas are coercing and extorting each other for cigarettes, drugs and money.

04/19/2012