However, the alleged target of the plot is not one of them. They are said to have suggested that the film showed the target engaged in a sex act with an aide and the same aide snorting cocaine. In the first blackmail case involving a member of the Royal Family for more than years, they will appear at the Old Bailey in December.
John Mark Dougan - who fled to Moscow following a raid by the Feds on his home - also says he has hundreds of hours of footage from the billionaire paedo's Florida mansion. My copies of the files will never be released unless something untoward happens to me. I have lots of things.
Police are appealing for people to seek help in confidence if they are affected by the crime, which is affecting thousands of people in the UK every year and feared to be significantly underreported. The scam sees victims conned into believing they are talking online to an attractive person, who encourages them to perform a sexual act on webcam as they play a pre-recorded video purporting to be doing the same. But the target is covertly recorded and the images are then used to blackmail them into paying large sums of money to prevent them being published online or sent to their loved ones.
The year-old, who can't be named in Britain because of court restrictions, was outed on US television. Ian Strachan, 30, and Sean McGuigan, 40, are being held in custody until they appear at London's Central Criminal Court on December 20 on blackmail charges, prosecutors said. The allegations became public over the weekend with a report in The Sunday Times.
Rod Liddle. I suppose there must be someone left in Britain who is surprised or shocked that a minor member of the royal family has alleged homosexual tendencies and is partial to the odd snort of cocaine. Frankly, I suspect most British people would shrug their shoulders with resignation and boredom even if it were reported that a fairly important royal had been photographed mainlining anthrax spores while fellating a pine marten.
Where would the tabloids be without the British Royal Family? What nobody is asking is why the Duchess would be going public with such intimate beauty secrets. Good luck with that.
The royal blackmail plot was a UK scandal in which two men attempted to blackmail a relation of the British Royal Family. The relative of the royal family was alleged to have been involved in activities involving drug taking, and performing sexual activity on a male aide. Buckingham Palace refused to comment on the situation after The Sunday Times reported the story on 28 October
Former Aberdeen Grammar School pupil Ian Strachan was previously jailed after fake lawyer and serial conman Giovanni Di Stefano represented him in blackmail case. A self-styled playboy who tried to blackmail the Royal Family over a gay sex scandal killed himself by taking a lethal cocktail of drugs, an inquest heard. Former Aberdeen Grammar School pupil Ian Strachan was found dead on Christmas Eve just hours after seeing his mum at his plush flat in Marylebone, London, the hearing was told. The year-old was originally from Aberdeen and his dad used to work at a fish processing business in Fraserburgh.
A married member of the Royal Family was the victim of a gay sex and drugs blackmail plot, a court heard yesterday. A separate recording was said to show the staff member chopping up lines of cocaine with a Harrods credit card. Accused: Ian Strachan denies attempting to blackmail a member of the Royal Family.
Grimsby trawler owner's son Ian Strachan died after taking a cocktail of drugs. Mr Strachan claimed to be friends with Princes Harry and William, had registered to three separate practices, two GPs and a private clinic to feed his prescription drug habit. While in Dubai in he allegedly crashed an Audi R8 supercar and he spent 10 months in the Gulf country before making a daring escape via Iran, he told his GP. But, back in Britain last year, he suffered two heart attacks induced by his heavy cocaine usage and became increasingly violent towards his mother.