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Stevie Wonder’s Nephew Arrested For Blackmail Plot

Written by Kiel Egging on May 12, 2012

Stevie Wonder‘s nephew has been arrested and charged after threatening to reveal ’embarassing information’ about the singer unless he coughed up a ransom of $5 million.

The Guardian reports Alpha Lorenzo Walker and another alleged conspirator, Tamara Eileen Diaz, were arrested on May 2 by Los Angeles prosecutors.

According to TMZ – who cited law enforcement sources – the pair demanded $5 million from Wonder and threatened to go to the media with a tale of incest.

They later lowered the sum to $10,000 – but were arrested by undercover police posing as representatives of the musician.

Walker and Diaz are being held in jail until a preliminary hearing takes place next week to determine whether a full trial is warranted. The pair have pleaded not guilty to extortion charges.

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