Savvis Exec Pleads Guilty To Extortion

     ST. LOUIS – The co-founder of Savvis Communications pleaded guilty to felony extortion. Andrew Gladney, 45, admitted he tried to extort $100,000 from his brother-in-law in Virginia with violent threats, using email and the telephone.
      Gladney, who was been jailed since his arrest in December, faces 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines at his Aug. 7 hearing. In exchange for the plea, the U.S. Attorney’s office dropped two felony extortion charges.

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