Man accused of extorting businessman takes plea deal - WNEM TV 5

Man accused of extorting businessman takes plea deal

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A Detroit-area man accused of extorting more than $2 million from a businessman who met his daughter in a strip club has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and money laundering.

Terry Tackett of Westland has been in custody for nearly a year. The Detroit News reports he pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in a deal that would cap his prison sentence at five years.

Defense attorney Todd Flood says Tackett wants to "move on."

The indictment says Tackett threatened to go to police in 2008 to expose a businessman's sexual relationship with a young female. His wife, Kim Tackett, was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Their daughter, Jessica Tackett, also was charged, but she died last fall. She met the businessman while working as a stripper.

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