Stevie Wonder’s alleged extortionists arrested

London: Two people, who tried to extort money from singer Stevie Wonder, have been arrested in the United States.

According to officials in Los Angeles, Alpha Lorenzo Walker and his girlfriend Tamara Eileen Diaz threatened to reveal “embarrassing information” about the star.

Both deny the accusations and are in custody awaiting a preliminary hearing on May 16.

A judge will decide if there is enough evidence for the two to stand trial.

LA district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said that Walker contacted Wonder’s representatives and claimed to have embarrassing information about the musician.

Detectives organised a sting operation and the pair were arrested, she said.

Officials said Walker had identified himself as a relative of Stevie Wonder.