DELUSIONAL: Mexican President Claims Fuel Truckers Safe Despite Cartel Attacks, Extortions

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claimed that his government has been protecting truckers for a long time in the border state of Tamaulipas and that they are safe. The comment comes just days after the Gulf Cartel carjacked more than 15 tractor-trailers and forced the drivers to dump the fuel they were carrying for not having paid protection.

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Sinaloa Cartel Smugglers Videoed Migrant Beatings to Extort Families, Say Mexican Cops

Authorities in the Mexican border state of Sonora revealed that a cartel-connected human smuggling network recorded videos showing the beating of migrants with a paddle in an effort to extort their loved ones. Sonora is the same Mexican border state where the Sinaloa Cartel made headlines for using a paddle to torture local food vendors and small business owners as part of an extortion scheme.

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Two Mexican Men Charged with Hostage Taking, Smuggling, Weapons Violations in U.S.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona filed charges against two Mexican nationals for their roles in an alleged human smuggling scheme that included extorting family members for the release of migrants being held for ransom. The suspects allegedly demanded a payment of $8,000 for each migrant being held against their will in Arizona.

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Saudi Aramco Confirms Data Leak amid Cyber Ransom Reports

Saudi Aramco confirmed on Wednesday that a “limited amount” of its company data held by third-party contractors was recently leaked amid reports that an unidentified extortionist is holding a terabyte of the Saudi Arabian oil giant’s data hostage and demanding a $50 million ransom for its deletion, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

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EXCLUSIVE: Fugitive Drug Lord Behind Massive Construction Racket in Mexican Border State

A Mexican drug lord who is currently listed as a Most Wanted Fugitive by the FBI is reportedly the mastermind behind a large-scale extortion and racketeering operation. The drug lord’s operation took control of most of the construction business in one of Mexico’s richest suburbs. The construction racket operated with complete impunity for years and with the clandestine support of local and state officials.

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Michael Avenatti Faces Sentencing in Nike Extortion Scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the brash California lawyer who publicly sparred with then-President Donald Trump before criminal fraud charges on two coasts disrupted his rapid ascent to fame, faces sentencing in one of those cases Thursday.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 23: Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti walks out of a New York

Michael Avenatti is Convicted of Trying to Extort Nike

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.

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