A businessman who was convicted this year in an extortion plot involving former Philadelphia Police Inspector Daniel Castro was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison this morning.
Alan Kats, 54, of Huntington Valley, pleaded guilty in February for attempted extortionate collection of credit.
Katz received a reduced sentence for providing "substantial assistance" to prosecutors and was remorseful today.
Authorities said Castro had referred the services of a so called strong-arm collector to Kats and a city restaurateur last year. The collector was really an undercover FBI agent. Kats wanted help recovering a debt.