Five men charged with extortion
by The Associated Press
September 21, 2013 12:39 AM | 606 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NORCROSS — A federal grand jury has accused five Atlanta men of demanding protection money from Korean businesses in Gwinnett County.

Authorities said 39-year-old Eugene Thomas “Yoo Jin” Chung was the gang’s ringleader. WXIA-TV reports that Chung and four other men have been charged with extortion, drug trafficking and firearm possession.

Prosecutors accuse Chung and his defendants of threatening the owner of a Korean restaurant by demanding payments of $400 to $800. Chung was accused of threatening to harm people and vandalize the restaurant if they were not paid.

Authorities said a victim arranged a meeting between gang leaders and an undercover FBI agent. Authorities said Chung told the undercover agent that he could offer gambling, extortion, debt collection and marijuana distribution.
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