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Former Olympic bobsledder charged with extortion

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October 31, 2013 04:17 PM EST | AP


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A former bobsledder who competed at three Olympics for Canada has been charged with extortion.

Police say Ken Leblanc threatened a Calgary resident and claimed he was owed more than 100,000 from a failed business deal. The 45-year-old Leblanc was arrested Tuesday when police executed search warrants at two locations.

Leblanc appeared in court Wednesday on one charge. His lawyer did not immediately return a phone message.

Leblanc was a brakeman at the 1988, 1992 and 2002 Winter Olympics.