- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials say a gay porn actor is accused of blackmailing a wealthy California man out of $500,000 by threatening to reveal details of his personal life.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1NKAmHx) FBI agents arrested Teofil Brank - better known by his stage name Jarec Wentworth - last month. Investigators say he tried to exact the ownership of a condo and $1 million in cash from the victim.

In a March 20 indictment, the Brank was charged with felony extortion by threatening to injure someone’s reputation.

According to the affidavit, Brank pledged to post photos and other details of the man’s trysts through his Twitter account.

Brank is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a bail review hearing. A judge previously denied bail, but Brank’s attorneys appealed the decision.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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