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Al Unser Jr. an extortion victim

Dec. 14, 2008 at 1:35 PM   |   Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The New Mexico district attorney's office says auto racing great Al Unser Jr. has been the victim of extortion in a prostitution scandal.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported that Unser, a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, was named as one of two extortion victims in a 137-count indictment against 47-year-old Bobby McMullin.

The suspect runs a local strip club and was arrested last May.

Police allege McMullin ran an Internet escort service that actually was a prostitution ring.

The DA's office told the station McMullin allegedly asked Unser for $750,000 or he would release a tape showing Unser in a compromising video tape to the public.

Prosecutors say the tape is not connected to the suspected prostitution ring.

Unser has had problems in the past, including a 2002 arrest for an alcohol-fueled fight with a girlfriend, and a 2007 arrest for a DWI hit-and-run.

The DA's office did not say if Unser's past arrests made him an easy mark.

Topics: Al Unser
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