3 Latvian men deny role in extortion plot
October 27, 2009
GREAT FALLS (AP)
Three Latvian men accused of taking part in an extortion plot against the Great Fallsbased financial services company D.A. Davidson pleaded not guilty to several charges Monday. Aleksandrs Hoholko, 29, Jevgenijs Kuzmenko, 25, and Vitalijs Drozdovs, 33, denied charges of conspiracy, extortion affecting commerce, as well as threatening communications and receipt of extortion proceeds. A grand jury returned an indictment in March 2008 charging the three men along with a man identified in court documents as "John Doe, aka Robert Borko." Case files were unsealed Monday. Court do...