TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 16, 2017
A federal appeals court upheld the conviction of a Tennessee man who attempted to extort the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney in 2012, the Associated Press reports. Michael Mancil Brown, calling himself “Dr. Evil,” claimed that he hacked the PriceWaterhouseCoopers accounting firm and obtained Romney’s taxes, for which he demanded $1 million in bitcoin. The court upheld charges of wire fraud and extortion, but ordered him re-sentenced because the original four-year prison sentence was wrongfully enhanced.