Monday, June 20, 2016

Spycam, Blackmail and a former Waffle House CEO (surprise ending)

Mye Brindle, a housekeeper for Joe Rogers, former CEO of the Waffle House restaurant chain, was indicted on Friday, for allegedly trying to extort millions of dollars from her boss. 
Her lawyers, John Butters and David Cohen, were charged as well. According to the Associated Press, all three were indicted for secretly videotaping Brindle and Rogers having sex in Rogers’ home, and then trying to blackmail him with the recording...

Records indicated that the video, made with a spy camera Brindle received from a private investigator, did not show that Brindle did anything against her will.

Secretly recording someone in their bedroom is considered eavesdropping, which is a felony in Georgia.

Brindle, Butters, and Cohen are all charged with conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit unlawful eavesdropping, and eavesdropping, each facing a sentence of up to five years of incarceration. more