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New York Man Charged in Extortion Scheme
May 1, 2012

BOSTON - A 63-year-old New York man has been indicted on extortion charges.

The indictment of Oreste Abbamonte, of Port Washington, alleges that between January 2006 and January 2011, he attempted to, and did, obtain property by extortion in excess of $1 million from Company A.

If convicted, Abbamonte, faces up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Office, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Laura J. Kaplan and Timothy E. Moran of Ortiz’s Strike Force Unit.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.




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