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Stevie Wonder 'plot': Two charged with extortion

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Stevie Wonder was the victim of attempted extortion, it has been claimed.

Alpha Lorenzo Walker and girlfriend Tamara Eileen Diaz have been charged with felony extortion, The AP reports.

Walker claims to be Wonder's nephew.

Both were arrested on May 2 in connection with an alleged attempt to try to obtain money from the 'Isn't She Lovely?' singer.

Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the district attorney, revealed that they pleaded 'not guilty' on May 4.

Robison added that Walker had apparently contacted Wonder's representatives with a claim that he had embarrassing information about the music icon.

Walker remains jailed without bail in relation to another court case, and Diaz is being held on $95,000 bail.

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