Probe into Texas network's blackmail claim dropped

Dallas-area police have dropped their investigation into a Christian television network's allegations of extortion by three former employees.

Bedford Police spokesman Lt. Kirk Roberts said Thursday that the department also consulted with prosecutors before determining "there does not appear to be any criminal conduct under the Texas Law." Roberts says the police department ended its investigation.

A former employee sued Daystar Television Network and founder Rev. Marcus Lamb last week after Lamb and his wife told their television audience three people who knew about an affair he had were trying to blackmail them for $7.5 million.

A spokeswoman for the Bedford-based TV network says they're preparing a response.