Tom Cruise 'extortionist' found dead - 2007-09-30

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F44.png Tom Cruise 'extortionist' found dead September 30, 2007, Herald Sun

A MAN who was due to face court after agreeing to plead guilty to plotting to extort more than $US1 million ($A1.14 million) from actor Tom Cruise for the star's stolen wedding photos has been found dead.

David Hans Schmidt, 47, had been under house arrest and was looking at up to two years in jail.

Authorities said it appeared Schmidt had committed suicide, according to an AP report.


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