Face Behind The Name: Meet The Alleged Sextortionists Of NBA Coach Mark Jackson

The Georgia duo charged with allegedly hatching an extortion plot targeting Mark Jackson has entered not guilty pleas to a federal indictment accusing them of threatening to distribute naked photos of the NBA coach if he did not deliver a six-figure hush money payoff.

During an appearance last Thursday in U.S. District Court in Oakland, California, Alexis Adams, 28 and Marcus Shaw, 40, entered pleas before a federal magistrate, who set a trial date of September 27.

Adams and Shaw are pictured above in United States Marshals Service mug shots (click to enlarge) snapped following their arrest last month.

According to an FBI affidavit, Jackson sent explicit photos to Adams several years ago during the course of an extramarital affair. At the time, Adams worked as a stripper at a New York gentleman’s club, and Jackson was employed as a TV announcer for the New Jersey Nets.

Investigators allege that Shaw, working with Adams, recently approached Jackson with the naked photos and some voice mail messages. While Jackson initially paid Shaw $5000 to squelch the publication of the incriminating material, the Golden State Warriors coach called the FBI when Shaw re-contacted him in search of a second payout approaching $200,000.