May Dugas de Pallandt van Eerde (23 May 1869 to 10 March 1937) is reputed to have earned an estimated $2 million from blackmail schemes and various business ventures during her life. She was sued by long-time friend Frank Gray Shaver for extortion and pursued by Pinkerton detectives for numerous blackmail, defrauding, and extortion incidents.

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  • May Dugas de Pallandt van Eerde (23 May 1869 to 10 March 1937) is reputed to have earned an estimated $2 million from blackmail schemes and various business ventures during her life. She was sued by long-time friend Frank Gray Shaver for extortion and pursued by Pinkerton detectives for numerous blackmail, defrauding, and extortion incidents. The Pinkerton detective who hunted Dugas across three continents told the story of her blackmail and extortion cons to Lloyd Wendt, reporter for the Chicago Daily Tribune in the 1940s. Wendt published that report in a series of Tribune articles running from late 1946 to early 1947. Dugas herself did not leave any written record of her life. (en)
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  • 1869-05-23 (xsd:date)
  • 1869-5-23
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  • May Dugas (en)
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  • 1937-03-10 (xsd:date)
  • 1937-3-10
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  • Pauline Davidson, Pauline Townsend, Maude Jackson
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  • Chicago, Illinois
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  • John Andrew van Eerde
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  • New York, NY
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  • Courtesan, Businesswoman, Blackmailer/Extortionist
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  • Sopnie and Eugene Dugas
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  • Rudolph de Pallandt van Eerde
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  • American blackmailer (en)
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  • May Dugas de Pallandt van Eerde (23 May 1869 to 10 March 1937) is reputed to have earned an estimated $2 million from blackmail schemes and various business ventures during her life. She was sued by long-time friend Frank Gray Shaver for extortion and pursued by Pinkerton detectives for numerous blackmail, defrauding, and extortion incidents. (en)
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  • May Dugas de Pallandt van Eerde (en)
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