Nation/World

Man Gets Prison For Extortion Attempt

A man was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison Monday for trying to extort $80,000 from supermodel Elle Macpherson by threatening to post nude photos of her on the Internet.

Michael Mishler also was ordered to pay nearly $115,000 in restitution.

A 15-minute videotape of Macpherson saying she was “frustrated and humiliated” by the extortion attempt was played in court before sentencing.

“The only way I can describe this experience is as a nightmare for both me and my family,” she said.

Mishler, 29, pleaded guilty on Dec. 4 to attempted extortion and first-degree burglary. Co-defendant William Ryan Holt, 26, pleaded guilty to attempted extortion and was sentenced to a year in county jail.



Click here to comment on this story »






Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile