UPDATE: Shah pleads guilty in Federal Court

Local - 5/9/2013 9:54 PM by Nadine Grimley
UPDATE - A California man accused of trying to extort $13 million from a West Virginia coal company executive pleads guilty.

Vivek Shah, 25, plead guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger.  Shah was charged with threatening to kill relatives of Foresight Reserves owner Christopher Cline if Cline refused to pay him.  Shah also allegedly targeted several other wealthy victims that were revealed Thursday after Judge Berger issued a gag order on the case.

BECKLEY - A California man accused of trying to extort $13 million from a West Virginia coal company executive is headed to court Thursday.

Vivek Shah, 25, is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger for a plea hearing in Beckley.  Shah was charged with threatening to kill relatives of Foresight Reserves owner Christopher Cline if Cline refused to pay him.  Shah also allegedly targeted four other wealthy victims.  Federal prosecutors won't identify the other victims, and Berger has sealed court filings. She's also issued a gag order on the attorneys.

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