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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It may therefore be argued that the only way to keep blackmailers from repeatedly approaching those who have bought their silence is to ban blackmail altogether.
In his speech delivered at the press conference Hamad stressed on the pioneering role played by Dubai Police in this area as it was one of the first organisations to take the initiative and try to find solutions for cyber blackmail attempts and launching of "Al Ameen Service" ten years ago.
Vural also commented on Erdoy-an's remarks earlier this week suggesting that there are secret tapes of GE-l and Euzel which were recorded by a clandestine criminal organization seeking to blackmail the two men.
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Mr Uddin has always denied trying to blackmail Mrs Ecclestone by sending e-mails with Rose to her agent.
BEIRUT: Police have arrested 15 people in North Lebanon on suspicion of carrying out a string of fraud and blackmail, it was announced Friday.
Green's partner, Lee Platt, has already admitted handling stolen goods and blackmail, the jury at Manchester Crown Court heard yesterday.
Lee Platt, 28, Jennifer Green, 25, and Steven Malcolm, 42, are charged with blackmail and handling stolen goods.
The papers indicated that blackmail was an indictable only offence, and had to go before a judge and jury at Crown Court.
ALL OVER: William Isaac and his wife Tracy outside Teesside Crown Court after he was cleared of a blackmail charge in a case where he received a reference from former world champion Ricky Hatton, above Picture by MICHELLE MADDISON
Inspired by IVZ's blackmail (Islamic Religious Community), that conditioned the construction of the Burmali mosque, and threatened that it will not participate at the Religious Conference in Ohrid, artist Kole Manev in Vreme estimates that in the last few years, there is a system of conditioning and blackmail in Macedonia.
A SWISS man has been jailed for six years for defrauding Germany's richest woman out of millions of euros and attempting to blackmail her.