The Boston Police Department is warning residents of a phone scam in which someone attempts to extort money from victims.
A former Massachusetts state trooper convicted of threatening a gambler who owed thousands of dollars to a bookie cooperating with investigators has been sentenced to almost 3 ½ years in federal prison.
A police chief in Massachusetts has been indicted by a federal grand jury for extortion and money laundering.
Police say a Boston woman demanded $7,000 from a lawyer so she could get a breast enhancement.
Sal DiMasi, 67, was convicted in June 2011 of charges including conspiracy, extortion and honest services fraud.
Eighty-three-year-old Howie Winter, a predecessor of Whitey Bulger as head of the Winter Hill Gang, was ordered held on $25,000 bail Friday.
Massachusetts prosecutors have announced the arrest of 83-year-old former Boston-area gang boss Howie Winter.
The principal of BC High says one student has already fallen victim to the crime.
No bail for a 20-year veteran Massachusetts state trooper who is waiting to be tried on extortion charges. John Analetto is accused of threatening to kill a bookie he was working with in a gambling operation.
A State Trooper has been charged with extortion in running a bookmaking ring with an FBI informant whom he allegedly beat and threatened to kill if he didn’t get paid.