Sentencing Delayed for Man Convicted of Extorting A&M Professor

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

HOUSTON - A Federal judge in Houston has delayed the sentencing of Daniel Duplaisir, the man convicted of blackmailing a Texas A&M professor who jumped to his death.

Duplaisir pleaded guilty to one count of extortion in June, and admitted to posing as a 16-year-old girl during explicit online chats with Professor James Aune. Duplaisir also threatened to expose the Communications Professor if he didn't pay him $5,000.

Sentencing for Duplaisir was delayed until Monday, because of court scheduling issues.

The maximum penalty in this case is two years in prison.

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