German woman denies Saudi sheikh extortion bid

26. A German woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday in California to trying to extort $15 million from a Saudi sheikh by falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by his son.

Two AIADMK workers among 4 held for extortion bid

Four persons, including two AIADMK functionaries, were arrested here on Friday for reportedly trying to con a trader from Rajasthan to hand over Rs 5 lakh for selling banned tobacco products in the city.

Extortion bid sends Romanian millionaire to jail

A Romanian court today sentenced flamboyant millionaire Dan Diaconescu, a politician and owner of the OTV television network, to three months in prison for blackmailing a small-town mayor, Mediafax agency reported.

Amar Singh deposes against man for making extortion bid

Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh
Tuesday claimed before a court that a man made an extortion bid
of Rs 5 crore from him through impersonation.