Hoffman announced that a Philadelphia man was sentenced to state prison in New Jersey today for blackmailing a man who responded to his Craigslist advertisement soliciting homosexual sex.
Steven J. Covert in Burlington County, N. He also was ordered to pay restitution to the victim. Beisher pleaded guilty on March 17 to an accusation charging him with second-degree theft by extortion.
Deputy Attorney General Naju R. The case was investigated by Detective Sgt. When individuals like Beisher commit serious crimes, we stand ready to investigate them, prosecute them and send them to prison. An investigation by the New Jersey State Police revealed that Beisher posted a personal ad on Craigslist soliciting homosexual sex.
The victim responded to the ad in August and sent Beisher a naked photo of himself. Beisher called repeatedly to demand that the victim meet him at various locations in Philadelphia to make payments. For Immediate Release:.
For Further Information:. Beisher has eight prior felony convictions in Pennsylvania, including five burglary convictions and two convictions for receiving stolen property. Most recently, he was convicted of theft by extortion in Pennsylvania in October News Index I top.
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