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Brian Cashman 'Stalker' Disguised Voice in Call to Yankees, DA Says

By DNAinfo Staff on April 2, 2012 3:50pm  | Updated on April 2, 2012 5:16pm

MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — The woman accused of stalking and extorting thousands from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman used a voice changing device to call the Bombers and harassed the baseball big's wife new details in her 52-count indictment reveal.

Louise Neathway, 36, allegedly used a SpoofCard account to disguise her voice and pretend to be a New York Times reporter during a call to the Yanks' executive office — and also harassed Cashman's wife, Mary, by phone, according to details put forward by prosecutors in her grand jury, documents show.

"Did you ever use a voice changing feature to call the New York Yankees offices?" ADA Eric Iverson asked Neathway on March 20 at the grand jury proceeding, according to an indictment recently filed by Manhattan prosecutors.

"No, just Brian directly once, ages ago. He knew all about it. He wanted to get one himself," she testified.

Neathway denied calling the offices and the baseball big's wife, but prosecutors charged her with perjury, saying there is evidence to the contrary.

Neathway told jurors she used SpoofCard in a playful way with Cashman, but only once and never to contact his family. "It's not a crime," she said. 

And Neathway insisted she'd done nothing wrong and denied making the calls.

"I have done nothing of criminal nature toward Mr. Cashman or his family ... I have never spoke to Mary Cashman on the telephone," she testified.

Neathway, who also goes by the surname Meanwell, claimed she dated the married Cashman and had a contentious breakup with him, which she claims is why he went to authorities. 

Prosecutors say Neathway repeatedly harassed Cashman and his family. The added that after Cashman paid her $6,000, she demanded $15,000 more for a medical procedure in February.

She has a history of arrests in several states for stalking and harassment of men she had relationships with, they said.

Neathway is charged with multiple counts of grand larceny, harassment, stalking coercion, and perjury for allegedly lying to the grand jury, among other charges. She faces a maximum of five to 15 years in prison on the top count if convicted.

Neathway was also hit with a second-degree grand larceny charge for stealing more than $50,000 from an unnamed party, court records show. She was charged with falsifying documents after allegedly lying on official child support and housing forms.

Cashman appeared at 100 Centre Street criminal courts building multiple times to testify at the proceeding, according to sources.