High End Miami Realtor Accused of $800K Extortion Attempt on Prominent Rivals

Kevin Tomlinson is accused of trying to extort $800,000 from famed Miami real estate partners known as "The Jills."
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the real -- with real estate wars taken to an extreme. A Miami beach realtor arrested. Accused of trying to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars the story. Reporter: Those broerks saying they're still shake frn the ordeal. He threatened to ruin them if they didn't cut a check. They're the megabroker duo behind some of south Florida's most glamorous high-end property listings. Buying a property is the biggest invest. Reporter: This morning, the lux realtors known as the jills, the target of a plot. My name is Kevin Tomlinson. Reporter: They say this man tried to allegedly extort them for $1 million. Court documents say he filed a complaint for ethics violations against both of them accusing them of hiding homes they were having a hard time selling. He reportedly told the jills he could resolve the complaint and make it go away for $500,000. Later increasing it to $H 800,000. Adding if they didn't pay, he would hit the nuclear button, making this situation front page news. The jills letting authorities know. A violent showdown at his penthouse. Tomlinson allegedly resisting arrest. He reportedly grabbed the handle of an officer's firearm in an attempt to gain control of it. The realtor bruised in his mug shot. The world of real estate can be cut throat. You're a Disgrace. Reporter: As seen in shows like "Million dollar listing." He's now fighting charges. In a statement, Tomlinson's attorney says the charges are baseless. He plans to plead not guilty to eventual charges. Tomlinson is free on bond. He's been fired from sotheby's.

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