Citizen Alert: Active Extortion Ring Targeting People in Puerto Vallarta and U.S.

An Extortion Ring in the US has deep roots in Puerto Vallarta with the head of the criminal organization spending nearly a decade as an expat in the city before returning to Kernersville, North Carolina in 2019.

The head of the criminal group, James Lawrence Wilson, works with his sister Laura Peoples of Kernersville, NC, and crime partner George Lebar of Pynsalvania to extort and blackmail residents of Puerto Vallarta and other locations in Mexico and the US.

The group's scheme starts with James Lawrence Wilson contacting a target and demanding upwards of $50,000 USD to prevent the . . .