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Blackmail

A crime in which one threatens to reveal damaging information about another unless the former is paid some amount of money or is given something of value. For example, one may threaten to reveal information about an extramarital affair or evidence that the other person committed a crime unless one is paid $100,000. Legally, blackmail is a form of extortion.
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Interior Minister further said strict action would be taken against those government officials who are involved in receiving bribe and resort to black mail.
ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked Malik Tabarak Hussain alias Malik Bari has tried to black mail the court by misusing the benefit of bail.
According to Dr Aafia Siddiqui her children are being used to black mail her, he added.
Or failure to do so, South Sudan shall remain deprived of her valuable territories through black mails by using food and oil pipelines, confined in an abject poverty and virtually bartered at will.