• The Beverly Hillbilly: Millionaire Bachelor Arrested On Extortion Charges

    He’s 25. He’s a southern gent and a self-made millionaire. So what’s not to love about this guy?

    lIn February, Adam Winters, a Tennessee native auctioned himself off on a popular reality TV show “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” where lonely wealthy men turn to Patti Stanger to help them find true love. But this time, Winters, 25, found himself inside of a federal prison and not a bachelorette–as I’m sure he would have hoped.

    The Tennessee millionaire, Stanger dubbed, “The Beverly Hillbilly” relocated to Beverly Hills after making millions in the green energy field. However, after a federal sting operation busted the contestant on charges of allegedly trying to extort millions of dollars from a federal nuclear facility, a federal magistrate ruled that Winters is eligible for a court-appointed attorney because he lacks the funds to afford his own representation.

    In Early May, Winters claimed (by email nonetheless) to have acquired 1200 incriminating slides that proved that a Department of Energy facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee had been testing on animals. It gets better. He went a step further to email the FBI’s Knoxville office, and Vice President Joe Biden with his name and phone number attached and a warning that they have “48 hours to respond”.

    A sting operation was soon put into place, and federal investigators kept stalling on payments making Winters more anxious, and as time grew brought down his asking price from $5 million to $2.5 million. He was arrested on May 23rd after arriving at the Y-12 National Security Complex when investigators greeted him and told him “the money transfer would not happen.” Winters is awaiting trial at his 1-bedroom Beverly Hills bachelor pad that rents for about $1,600 a month

    Matt Schuck

    Staff Writer

    Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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