OAKLAND (KCBS) – Two people have been arrested on extortion charges in connection with a plot to blackmail Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson.
The suspects, a 28-year-old former stripper named Alexis Adams and an accomplice with a prior felony conviction, 40-year-old Marcus Shaw, were named in a sealed indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland, according to The Smoking Gun.
Adams is accused of trying to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from Jackson to keep nude photos of the former NBA star from the media, allegedly obtained when the two met while Jackson was an announcer for the New Jersey Nets.
Jackson has been married to Desiree Coleman for 22 years and the two are pastors at the True Love Worship Center in Van Nuys.
Adams and Shaw reportedly contacted Jackson and his wife back in April. The couple then went to the FBI and helped record phone conversations.
Adams and Shaw were taken into custody earlier in June.
A statement released by the Golden State Warriors alluded to the investigation without confirm any of its details.
“Although not condoning his previous actions that led to the extortion attempt, the Warriors fully support Coach Jackson during this time and thank law enforcement authorities and the FBI for their prompt assistance,” the statement reads.
The Warriors have the seventh overall draft pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
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