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BECKLEY (WVVA) - The trial of a California man charged in an extortion case -- initially set to begin today -- will now take place in February.

25-year-old Vivek Shah was indicted in august for allegedly threatening to kill relatives of Christopher Cline -- if he didn't pay Shah $13 million.

Cline -- a coal billionaire from Beckley -- is the owner of Foresight Reserves.

Pretrial motions are now set to take place on Feb. 21.

Shah is also accused of targeting four other wealthy, un-named victims.

In court -- Shah says he and his attorney disagree about whether to enter plea negotiations or go to trial.

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