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Ex-Dentons Atty Charged In Extortion Plot Gets 5 Months

Law360, Los Angeles (January 22, 2018, 4:08 PM EST) -- A former Dentons associate arrested on felony extortion charges for allegedly downloading confidential information from the firm and threatening to release it unless the firm paid $210,000 was sentenced by a California federal judge to five months in prison on Monday, months after agreeing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

Prosecutors say Michael Potere, who entered a plea agreement in October, intentionally downloaded the confidential firm information — including financials — without authorization and threatened to leak them unless he was paid $210,000 and given a piece...
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July 18, 2017

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