2 plead no contest to extorting Stevie Wonder
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two people charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from pop star Stevie Wonder pleaded no contest on Monday and were released after being sentenced to time-served in jail.
Alpha Lorenzo Walker and Tamara Diaz were sentenced to serve 292 days in jail and three years of probation for attempting to sell a video that purportedly portrayed Wonder in a negative light.
Jail credits made the pair eligible for release on Monday.
The pair was arrested in May after the Grammy-winner's attorney arranged a sting and claimed Walker had sought up to US$5 million (S$6.1 million) for the video.