Debra Cassens Weiss reports:
A former Dentons litigation associate in Los Angeles has been charged with extortion for allegedly threatening to leak sensitive law firm documents to the blog Above the Law unless his demands were met.
Former associate Michael Potere, 32, is accused of demanding that the law firm pay him $210,000 and give him a piece of artwork to ensure the documents remained secret, report the Am Law Daily(sub. req.), Bloomberg Big Law Business and Above the Law, which relies on a story by the Daily Journal (sub. req.). He was arrested last week and charged with interference with commerce by threats or violence, a federal offense.
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