Court documents state that a real estate agent residing in Atlanta, Georgia, has been charged with attempted extortion of a professional athlete.
As per the allegations made by federal prosecutors, Marvavier Rian Hurts, the real estate agent, secretly recorded a sexual encounter between himself and the athlete without their consent at a hotel in June or July.
Subsequently, Hurts is accused of engaging in extortion against the athlete, leading to his arrest on three counts of interstate communications with the intent to extort. The athlete’s identity remains confidential in the court filings but rumor has it the unidentified player is on the Knicks.
Based on federal records, the athlete hails from West Harrison, NY, situated just a short distance away from the practice facility of the NY Knicks.
Over a span of several months, Hurts persistently urged the athlete to pay him $250,000 in exchange for safeguarding sensitive details about their sexual past and preventing the tape’s dissemination.
Assuring the athlete of a nondisclosure agreement, Hurts continued with his demands until the athlete traveled to New York and collaborated with the FBI to formulate a strategy aimed at locating and apprehending Hurts, as stated in the complaint.
According to court records, Hurts was arrested in Georgia on July 27 and later indicted by a federal grand jury on August 2.
The details of the criminal complaint were revealed by CourtWatch.
Prosecutors, in the complaint and indictment, claimed that Hurts sent numerous text messages to the athlete, which were initially disregarded.
They alleged that these messages included threats of sharing a sex tape with teammates and family members. Hurts pleaded the athlete to prevent the situation from escalating, citing knowledge about the athlete.
According to the complaint, the FBI and the athlete collaborated to set up a plan to catch Hurts.
The athlete traveled to New York and began responding to Hurts’ messages, which allowed investigators to obtain a location warrant.
This warrant enabled prosecutors to investigate interstate extortion charges. The athlete then requested Hurts to provide his bank information for a wire transfer, while Hurts insisted on CashApp or cash payments instead.
On July 7, the athlete texted Hurts, urging him to send his bank information, citing a lack of trust from both parties. By utilizing the bank account information, the FBI was able to confirm Hurts’ identity and subsequently apprehend him in Georgia. No plea has been made at this time.
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