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Buffalo Grove man arrested after FBI thwarts plot

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Steven Mandell, then known as Steven Manning, in an undated Illinois Department of Corrections photo.

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The 1985 booking photo of Steven Mandell, then known as Steven Manning.

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Two former police officers have been charged with extortion after federal authorities say their plan to kidnap, extort and murder an area landlord was thwarted. One of the men, 61-year-old Steven Mandell, is a former Chicago police officer who lives in Buffalo Grove. Federal investigators believe the men planned to take their targeted victim to an office building on Chicago's Northwest Side that Mandell had specifically prepared to carry out the extortion plot and eventual murder.
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    • Steven Mandell, then known as Steven Manning, in an undated Illinois Department of Corrections photo.
    •  The 1985 booking photo of Steven Mandell, then known as Steven Manning.
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