Warriors coach Jackson extorted for money

June 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 29 (UPI) -- Alexis Adams and Marcus Shaw face trial in Oakland, Calif., for allegedly extorting money from former NBA star and Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson.

The FBI confirmed Jackson's involvement in the arrests Thursday of Adams, with whom Jackson had an extramarital affair, and Shaw after Shaw allegedly blackmailed Jackson with naked photos and voice messages left on Adams' phone, thesmokinggun.com reported.

Adams and Jackson were seeing each other six years ago while Adams was a stripper in New York and Jackson was an announcer with the New Jersey Nets. They stopped seeing each other after less than a year when Jackson told Adams he did not plan to leave his wife, singer Desiree Coleman.

In April, Shaw confronted Jackson in Memphis and asked for money in exchange for the photos and a CD of voice messages from Adams' phone. Jackson gave Shaw $5,000.

Two weeks later, Shaw harassed Jackson's wife for money, which prompted Jackson to contact the FBI. Jackson then agreed to a deal with Shaw for $200,000 in exchange for more photos.

The FBI was able to trace Shaw's e-mail account and arrested him.

Adams posted $25,000 bond and declined to comment on the story. Shaw remains in jail and has been deemed a flight risk, thesmokinggun.com said.

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