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Ex-Louisiana cadet accused of blackmailing former Army co-worker with lewd photos, police say

Jimmy Kassis, 26, was accused of sending lewd photos to a former U.S. Army employee in a blackmail attempt to the police to say.

(Louisiana State Police )

A former Louisiana State Police Department cadet was arrested after he tried to blackmail a former Army co-worker by sending a lewd photos of the victim’s employer, police said.

Jimmy Kassis, 26, of Thibodaux, was booked on Friday, required disclosure of a private image.

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While Kassis was in the service of the AMERICAN Army, state police said he sent nude images of his co-worker of that person is general of the Army in February. The police said Kassis intended to send obscene images of the victim to another employer in an attempt to blackmail his co-worker.

State police spokesman Sgt. Jared L. Sandifer said Kassis was terminated as a cadet after they discovered the Army in anticipation of the investigation.

Kassis started with the Louisiana State Police Training Academy on May 27, WAFB reported. Louisiana State Police investigators obtained a search warrant on Kassis’ cell phone and home in Thibodaux.

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An arrest warrant was obtained for Kassis on Aug. 6, but he fled the state. The police in Van Buren Township, Mich., said on Aug. 31, they had arrested him in a prison, The Times-Picayune reported. Kassis was extradited back to Louisiana on Sept. 14. It is unclear whether he has a lawyer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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