Bloomberg Law
June 23, 2017, 9:36 PM

Former Dentons Associate Arrested on Extortion Charges

Stephanie Russell-Kraft

A former Dentons litigation associate was arrested in Los Angeles Thursday on charges that he tried to extort the firm for $210,000 and a piece of artwork from the office.

Michael Potere, 32, accessed one of his partner’s email accounts, downloaded sensitive documents, and then threatened to leak them to Above the Law if the firm did not pay up, according to claims in a federal complaint filed by the FBI and the US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles.

The authorities charged Potere with violating Title 18 of the U.S. Code Section 1951 (a), interference with commerce by threats or ...

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