Legendary Soul Singer Stevie Wonder Nearly a Victim of Exortion Plot
Reportedly, two individuals tried to plot an extortion scheme against longtime singer Stevie Wonder. The bad part about this case is one of the perpetrators is his nephew, Alpha Lorenzo Walker! Earlier this month the two were arrested.
Read the LA Times report below:
Stevie Wonder’s nephew and a woman have been charged in an extortion plot against the legendary singer, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Friday.
Alpha Lorenzo Walker, 38, and Tamara Eileen Diaz, 38, are charged with felony extortion of money and other property from Wonder by “means of force and threat.” Walker is Wonder’s nephew.
The pair were arrested May 2 after an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s elite Robbery Homicide Division. Sources familiar with the probe say the officers were among the people the couple thought were representing the singer.
Walker is a contractor and was arrested at 3 p.m. May 2 at 2049 Century Park East. He was also being held on a probation violation but no details were available.
The couple were arrested after allegedly threatening to reveal embarrassing information about Wonder unless he paid them a significant sum of money.
This is a shame. You just never know what people will do for money- even family members!