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Stevie Wonder's Nephew Charged in Extortion Plot Against the Singer

May 12, 2012 03:52:28 GMT

Alpha Lorenzo Walker has got arrested along with his girlfriend, Tamara Eileen Diaz, on May 2, for threatening to sell 'embarrassing information' about Wonder in exchange for money.


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Stevie Wonder's nephew has got in trouble with the law. Alpha Lorenzo Walker was arrested, along with girlfriend Tamara Eileen Diaz, on May 2 for allegedly threatening to sell "embarrassing information" about the legendary singer in exchange for money. They have since been charged with a felony count of extortion, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Friday, May 11.

According to TMZ, Walker demanded $5 million from Wonder to keep him from going to the media with a tale of incest. When his initial request was declined, the 38-year-old lowered his demand to $10,000. It was said that he got arrested by undercover cops, who posed as Wonder's representative, after signing a document that stated his accusations were false.

Both Walker and Diaz have pleaded not guilty to the charge, and are still being held in jail awaiting a preliminary hearing that is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at the downtown Criminal Courts Building. A spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office said that the hearing will determine if they will have to stand trial on the charge.

The extortion plot aside, Walker and Diaz didn't exactly have a clean sheet record. When arrested, both of them were on probation. Walker pled no contest to grand theft in May 2011, while Diaz got charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell back in February 2011.

© AceShowbiz.com




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