(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.


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Boston Police Issue Alert On Phone Call Extortion Scam

The Boston Police Department is warning residents of a phone scam in which someone attempts to extort money from victims.



Former Mass. State Trooper Gets Prison Time For Extortion

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.


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Lee Police Chief Charged With Extortion & Money Laundering

A police chief in Massachusetts has been indicted by a federal grand jury for extortion and money laundering.


Deborah Yi

Boston Woman Charged With Trying To Extort Lawyer For Breast Implants

Police say a Boston woman demanded $7,000 from a lawyer so she could get a breast enhancement.


Sal DiMasi answers questions outside federal court, June 15, 2011. (Photo by Bernice Corpuz)

Sal DiMasi Appeals Conviction, Sentence

Sal DiMasi, 67, was convicted in June 2011 of charges including conspiracy, extortion and honest services fraud.


Howie Winter in Somerville District Court June 8, 2012.

$25,000 Bail For Former Winter Hill Gang Leader Charged In Extortion Plot

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.



Former Winter Hill Gang Leader Arrested In Extortion Case

Massachusetts prosecutors have announced the arrest of 83-year-old former Boston-area gang boss Howie Winter.


BC High

BC High Students Warned About Extortion Threat On Facebook

The principal of BC High says one student has already fallen victim to the crime.



Bail Denied For Mass. State Trooper Accused Of Extortion

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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/11/2012