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According to a report by TMZ, A man claiming to be Stevie Wonder’s nephew has been charged with attempting to extort the singer by threatening to go to the tabloids and say he’s the product of an incestuous relationship between Stevie and Stevie’s sister unless Stevie was willing to pay him a large sum of money.
Alpha Lorenzo Walker was arrested May 2 after being trapped in a sting operation. Law enforcement sources told TMZ, Walker initially demanded $5 million from Stevie but was shut down and eventually lowered his demand to $10,000.
Those same sources said undercover cops met Walker, claiming to be Stevie’s reps who had the cash, but demanded that he first sign a document which included a statement that his accusations were false. Walker signed, and he was promptly arrested. According to those sources there was absolutely no evidence that the allegations were true and it seemed to be a completely bogus attempt at getting some money.
Walker has been charged with felony extortion, along with his girlfriend. He has pled not guilty. Walker is currently in custody.