Crime Extortion

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The former CEO of a Phoenix- based traffic-camera company has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for her role in a scheme to bribe public officials in Ohio's capital city in exchange for city contracts. A federal judge in Columbus, Ohio, sentenced Karen Finley on Wednesday to 14 months in prison. Authorities say Raphael extorted...

  • Paula Deen

    Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen can now add being the target of an alleged extortion attempt to an already full plate of legal drama.