|Pittsburgh man gets probation in Hines Ward threat|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 26 April 2013 08:15|
Joshua Van Auker pleaded guilty Tuesday in front of an Allegheny County judge.
Authorities became involved after Van Auker sent a text message to Ward's assistant and threatened to release unspecified damaging information about a woman Van Auker dated who was allegedly previously involved with Ward.
Court records show the 26-year-old Van Auker pleaded guilty to a lesser version of the original charge of attempted theft by threatening to expose a secret.
Van Auker could not immediately be reached for comment Friday. The attorney who represented Van Auker after his arrest last year says he had no part in the plea bargain.