Figure in sex tape case arrested

Model Carolyn Murphy attends the “Set In Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” black tie gala at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

ATTLEBORO - An Arizona man who once did prison time after trying to sell a sex tape he made with his supermodel ex-wife was arrested on fugitive charges this week on Interstate 95 North at the Attleboro weigh station.

Jake Schroeder, 38, was stopped by state troopers for a motor vehicle violation around 2:35 a.m. Wednesday, then they discovered he had a fugitive from justice warrant outstanding from California.

Schroeder, who gave Massachusetts and Arizona licenses and whose car had Virginia license plates, was wanted on a parole violation relative to a drug charge, according to California authorities.

In a 2006 case unrelated to his current arrest, Schroeder attempted to sell a sex tape he made with his ex-wife, Estee Lauder model Carolyn Murphy, during the couple's honeymoon.

In that case, Schroeder was charged with extortion and grand theft, with his original bail of $33,000 put up by the Internet Commerce Group, a company trying to sell the video, according to published reports at the time.

According to California court records, the extortion charges were dropped and Schroeder pleaded guilty to grand theft charges.

He was ordered to spend 90 days in jail and assessed five years of probation.

He later served three years in prison after violating his probation in the case on five occasions, according to court records.

Following his arrest this week in Attleboro, Schroeder was held without bail following his arraignment Wednesday on fugitive charges in Attleboro District Court, according to Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter.

Miliote said Schroeder signed a rendition waiver, allowing authorities to transfer him back to California to face charges there.

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