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Baltimore Man Sentenced to Over 31 Years in Federal Prison for Extortion Related to a Murder

Baltimore, Maryland -Matthew Hightower, age 34, of Baltimore, was sentenced today to 380 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for collection of a debt by extortionate means, and use of interstate facilities for extortion resulting in death in connection with the murder of victim David Wutoh. Hightower was convicted by a federal jury on September 22, 2016, after a seven-day trial.


Action Details

  • Date:November 30, 2016
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions