Sentence Expected

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Friday, July 06 2007 Jul 6, 2007 Friday, July 06, 2007 11:51:58 AM CDT July 06, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - An Illinois man accused of trying to extort $150,000 from a former St. Louis Cardinal is expected to be sentenced in court today. Court papers allege that 48-year-old George Edwards tried to extort the player by claiming the athlete had impregnated the man's daughter. Edwards is from the Metro East town of Belleville. He pleaded guilty in federal court in April to wire fraud in the extortion case that targeted former Cardinal second baseman Ronnie Belliard. Belliard has not been identified by name in the court case, but a source close to the case identified him to The Associated Press as the target of the swindle.

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