Blackmail


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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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Deo, who has directed the film, said: "When I met Irrfan recently, he said please ensure that Blackmail has a great release, emphasising that his film's release date should not suffer owing to his ill health at this time.
Aleena had my [objectionable] pictures, and she didn't delete them despite my continuous pleading and continued to blackmail me,' she said.
Daniel Garland arrived at Teesside Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with trying to blackmail the security firm G4S with a demand for PS1m in Thornaby on or about January 11 this year.
Two of the men are accused of blackmail, making "unwarranted demands with menaces" to a woman for money between March and May 2014.
PSNI cyber crime officers are dealing with new webcam blackmail cases "every week".
The problem is that we have a very weak education minister in Costas Kadis, who has repeatedly given in to the union's blackmail and has allowed Poed to believe it can call the shots all the time.
In a tweet, ROP said a person, who uses the internet or technology to threaten or blackmail another to force him/her to do or not to do something, will be punished.
The audio recordings are fake and staged by those who try to blackmail BDI officials", stressed Xhaferi and added that BDI filed charges in the Prosecution for disclosing the compromised materials.
Desmond Fraser, of Mill Lane, Wallasey, pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted blackmail at Winchester Crown Court and was sentenced to 12 months' jail, suspended for 18 months.
Police revealed details of some of the 901 cyber crime cases investigated since January, ranging from scammed credit cards and charity ploys to blackmail.
Alia Al-Malki, a Saudi national, said she could have been subjected to blackmail after she sold her old phone.
VAN (CyHAN)- Co-leader of pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin DemirtaE- stated on Sunday that President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an is the one who released blackmail videos on politicians although he accuses "parallel structure" term used by him referring to the GE-len movement (Hizmet movement) inspired by Turkish-Islamic scholar Fethullah GE-len.