Racketeering: Tattletale Probe Widens To Tabloids and Banks

Tattletale Probe Widens To Tabloids and Banks

Until a Colorado grand jury indicted them for racketeering, JAMES and REGANA RAPP ran a $1.5 million-a-year business dredging up and selling confidential data on celebrities. BRUCE WILLIS, CALISTA FLOCKHART, JOHN and PATSY RAMSEY and even the Columbine victims were marks for the couple's Touch Tone Information Acquisition, based in suburban Denver. The Rapps, according to authorities, assumed a variety of false identities to filch bank, phone, credit-card and stock-transaction records. Now investigators are seeking to zero in on the end users of the information, who are believed to be news media, prominent among them the Globe and the National Enquirer,...

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