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Second man admits Lopez extortion
Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony
Lopez and Anthony wed in a private ceremony last year
A second man has admitted trying to extort $1m (540,000) from singer Jennifer Lopez for the return of her stolen wedding video.

Steven Wortman, 49, from New Jersey, pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny in exchange for a sentence of three years probation.

Another man, Tito Moses, 29, pleaded guilty to the same charge at Manhattan Supreme Court earlier this month.

The video of Lopez and Marc Anthony's 2004 wedding was stolen in October.

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It was in a lap-top computer that was in Anthony's car when it was stolen in New Jersey.

The singer's car was later recovered, but the laptop was gone.

When Justice Bonnie Wittner asked Wortman whether he and Moses demanded the money in telephone calls between 20-27 December 2005 "in exchange for not releasing [the video] to the general public", he replied, "sorrowfully, yes".

Moses pleaded guilty to the charge two weeks ago in exchange for a sentence of 18 months to three years in prison.

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