N.J. police officer charged with extorting immigrants

"A city police officer was indicted today on charges of shaking down undocumented immigrants by accepting bribes after threatening to report them. Police Officer Rocco Malgeri now faces 58 counts of theft by extortion, official misconduct, bribery and other charges, said Union County Prosecutor...

Extorted, Detained and Deported

"According to the Labor Department reports, Barreno was one of a dozen undocumented workers who had to pay fees just to begin work. The money was initially paid to Calix, who is a Honduran national, and then distributed in varying amounts between Calix, Ft. Pierce human services manager Mike Allen...

DOL Wage & Hour Investigates Extortion Against Immigrants in Florida

"Given the facts that the Wage and Hour Division has preliminary established during its investigation of the employer, there is reason to believe that Mr. Barreno, and others like him, were victims of witness tampering under 18 U.S.c. Section 1512 and of extortion under Florida Statute 836.05. ...