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Princess Anne commissioner has extortion conviction reversed

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A Princess Anne town commissioner did not commit extortion when he told a fellow commissioner up for re-election that he would convince a potential opponent not to run in exchange for $5,000, the Court of Special Appeals ruled last week. Lionel ...

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Review site Yelp battles extortion claims

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First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones.

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7th Baltimore police officer sentenced in towing extortion scheme

Prosecutors say a Baltimore city police officer has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a towing company extortion scheme. A statement from the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office says 33-year-old Johnn Corona, of Rosedale, was sentenced ...

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