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Gay Porn Star Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for $1.5M Extortion Attempt

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Teofil Brank was sentenced Tuesday to 70 months in jail for his extortion plot against Florida business tycoon Donald Burns. In addition, Brank will have to pay Burns $500,000 in restitution. 

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The Romanian-born Brank, a Sean Cody performer and certified hot piece, worked under the name Jarec Wentworth. Bewteen 2013 and 2014, Burns paid Brank about $1500 to $2000 for sex on four separate occasions. Burns also retained Brank's services to set up various sexual rendezvous with other adult film stars and escorts. 

Then earlier this year, Burns terminated their working relationship after Brank refused to return the fee for a hookup that never happened. That's when Brank went off the rails and threatened to expose Burns and his penchant for prostitution. 

Brank extorted $500,000 and an Audi sportscar from Burns, threatening to "bring" his "house down." Still not satisfied, Brank attempted to get another million dollars and a condo from Burns, who then turned to the FBI:

Brank met with an undercover agent at a Starbucks near LAX, where he was handed the title to the Audi. The agent told Brank the money was in the trunk of his car, which of course led to Brank being led off in handcuffs. But not before federal agents found a loaded revolver in Brank's car.

Even behind bars, while awaiting trial, Brank tried to take Burns down—according to prosecutors, Brank falsely accused Burns of having sex with minors. Brank's lawyer, Deputy Federal Public Defender Seema Ahmad, argued that Brank did not extort Burns, he only wanted to expose "what happened to him" and get "what was promised him."

If only he had just called it a day at the Audi and 500k. Take a lesson, kids—greed will get you nowhere. Also, this isn't the craziest thing that happened in Florida

Les Fabian Brathwaite—looking forward to James Franco's take on this

[h/t] LA Times

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