9/11/2013 10:40 PM
by Courtney Rosemond
BECKLEY - A California man is sentenced to more than seven years in prison for trying to extort tens of millions of dollars from a West Virginia coal company executive and others.
Aspiring actor Vivek Shah was sentenced Wednesday in Beckley federal court. He pleaded guilty in May to one count of transferring threatening communications in interstate commerce and seven counts of mailing or sending threatening communications through the mail.
The 25-year-old was charged with threatening to kill relatives of Foresight Reserves owner Christopher Cline if he refused to pay $13 million.