Thomas Ray http://wfpl.org en Mississippi Man Accused of Trying to Extort University of Louisville Athletics http://wfpl.org/post/mississippi-man-accused-trying-extort-university-louisville-athletics <p>A Mississippi man is under a federal indictment on charges that he attempted to extort the University of Louisville athletics.</p><p>Thomas E. Ray, 35, of Jackson, Miss., was indicted this month on a single count of extortion, said the U.S. district attorney's office in Louisville. The indictment was unsealed on Thursday following Ray's arrest.</p><p>Authorities allege that Ray adopted an alias—Melinda White—and sent emails from Jackson to Kentucky in April attempting to extort $3.5 million by threatening the reputation of the UofL Athletics Association.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:01:19 +0000 Joseph Lord 7321 at http://wfpl.org Mississippi Man Accused of Trying to Extort University of Louisville Athletics