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Cebu police nab farmer for pretending to be kidnapper

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:26 PM

A security guard posts a photo of his missing daughter on Facebook. A farmer then pretends to be her kidnapper in order to demand ransom.


PNP set to fire 3 officials in P5-M body camera extortion case

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa is set to sign the dismissal order of 3 cops accused of extorting P5 million from a potential supplier of thousands of body cameras for the Philippine National Police

PROCUREMENT PROBLEM. Body cameras presented by the Quezon City Police District. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Extortionists arrested for promising release of Cagayan de Oro mayor’s son

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:02 PM

The group contacts Mayor Oscar Moreno through a certain Ryan Maborang, who claims he can facilitate the release of Sean Moreno, who is detained in Pampanga over drug charges

SUSPECTS. Cagayan de Oro City Oscar Moreno (center) is flanked by police officers from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Region X as suspects who tried to extort from him are presented. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Man claiming to be Saudi embassy attaché nabbed for extortion in Makati

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:38 PM

(UPDATED) Fahad Almusabih, a Sudanese who passed himself off as an attaché of the Saudi Arabian embassy, allegedly withholds a Yemeni student's passport and demands P100,000 for visa renewal

DETAINED. Fahad Almusabih, who presented an ID as an attaché of the Saudi Arabian embassy, has been arrested in an entrapment operation in Makati City on March 13, 2019. Photo from Makati police

Korean 'tipster' working with corrupt cops – Central Luzon Police

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Korean tipster identified by the Central Luzon Police as working with scalawag cops in Angeles City is the same man who helps rescue 3 Korean tourists

TIPSTER? Thomas Jung, the Korean identified by Central Luzon Police as working with scalawag cops, attends the case conference with investigators on Tuesday, January 31, to file his statements as a witness. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ex-DOJ Secretary Nani Perez not yet off the hook – Sandiganbayan

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:18 PM

The anti graft court is proceeding with the civil forfeiture case stemming from the alleged extortion of 2 million from former Manila representative Mark Jimenez in 2001

CASE STILL ON. Former Justice Secretary Hernani Perez will continue to face civil charges over the highly-controversial extortion case in 2001

Pasay City prosecutor convicted of extorting money, sexual favors

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The prosecutor John Giselher F Imperial is found guilty of soliciting money and sexual favors from a complainant who had a pending case in his office