Man Sentenced in Extortion Plot with St. Johns County | Crime

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Man Sentenced in Extortion Plot with St. Johns County
Man Sentenced in Extortion Plot with St. Johns County

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A man who pleaded guilty in an extortion plot of a Ponte Vedra man will not serve any more time in jail.

Judge Wendy Berger sentenced Jasmin Osmanovic in St. Johns County this afternoon to six years probation, according to Chris Kelly, spokesman for the State Attorney's Office.

His record will not reflect a guilty verdict against him, per the terms of his sentence.

Osmanovic also must pay $43,000 to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office in restitution, in $500 increments monthly. He has to pay $2,500 for the cost of prosecution and $418 in court costs, Kelly said.

Osmanovic changed his plea from not guilty to guilty in January 2010 in the case involving Quinn Gray and her husband.

Reid Gray reported his wife missing the Friday before Labor Day in 2009. She was found Labor Day in Orange Park and maintains she was kidnapped by Osmanovic. But investigators said 37-year-old Quinn Gray and 25-year-old Osmanovic, from Jacksonville, created an elaborate plot to extort $50,000 from Gray's husband.

Both Osmanovic and Quinn Gray were eventually arrested and charged with extortion. Several months after the incident, Reid Gray filed for divorce.

Berger told Osmanovic today that he is prohibited from contacting Quinn Gray and her family, and must get a mental evaluation and complete treatment if appropriate.

Osmanovic has been out of jail pending the sentencing. 


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