Calif. Man To Serve 7 Years For $122M Extortion Plot

Law360, Los Angeles (September 11, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a California man to more than seven years in federal prison for threatening to kill family members of movie producer Harvey Weinstein, a Groupon co-founder and others as part of a $122 million extortion scheme.

Vivek Shah, 26, of West Hollywood, Calif., allegedly threatened to kill family members of Weinstein, Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky, coal executive Chris Cline and three others unless they wired him tens of millions of dollars into offshore bank accounts, according to federal attorneys....
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