3 convicted in NJ sex video blackmail case

October 21, 2009 2:43:40 PM PDT
Three men have been convicted of setting up a videotaped sex sting designed to blackmail an Atlantic City councilman. Floyd Tally and brothers Ronald and David Callaway were found guilty Wednesday of conspiracy, criminal coercion and invasion of privacy.

The charges involved the secret videotaping in 2006 of Councilman Eugene Robinson, who says he was lured to a motel and into sex with a prostitute.

The tape was leaked to the media in an attempt to get Robinson, who also is a minister, to resign. He refused and contacted authorities instead.

Prosecutors say the plan was masterminded by former Council President Craig Callaway. They say it was payback for Robinson switching his political allegiance.