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Lawyer Charged with Extorting Cash and Jewelry from Another Attorney After Claimed Affair Ended

Posted Aug 14, 2012 3:27 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A New Jersey lawyer has been charged with extortion and stalking for allegedly demanding cash and jewelry from another lawyer with whom she had been having an affair in exchange for not revealing the two-year relationship to his wife after it ended.

Sasha C. Intriago, 30, who has been handling family law cases in Bergen County for a Hackensack law firm, was released on $50,000 bail after being arrested at work Thursday, according to the Cliffview Pilot.

The other lawyer involved in the affair is not identified.

"When the demands, which were made in person and electronically, recently escalated to include large sums of money, the victim notified law enforcement," Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. .

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