A convicted extortionist from Jamaica chose the wrong target to scam
William Webster, the former head of the FBI and the CIA.
Prosecutors say Kaniel Aeon Thomas threatened to kill Webster and his wife Lynda four years ago, unless they paid him thousands of dollars.
He made the threats in multiple phone calls after they failed to buy into a lottery scam he pitched them earlier.
However, the Websters contacted the FBI, and had agents listen in during threatening phone calls from Thomas.
He was nabbed after he flew to New York in 2017.
He later pleaded guilty to extortion and received a six year sentence in Washington on Friday.
Officials say Rhomas stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from about 30 other elderly victims.
Lynn Webster told the judge she and her husband felt lucky they had a few friends that could be helpful.