Mississippi man sentenced to prison for trying to extort million - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Mississippi man sentenced to prison for trying to extort millions from the U of L athletics program

Posted: Updated:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Mississippi man who tried to extort millions of dollars from the U of L athletics program is going to prison.

Thomas Ray was sentenced to 24 years in prison this week by a federal judge.

Authorities say he sent an email to athletic director Tom Jurich threatening to publicly accuse a U of L basketball player of point shaving. He wanted $3.5 million to keep quiet.

Ray was also convicted in 2004 for trying to extort Best Buy.

Copyright 2014 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.