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.