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Extortion

An illegal act in which one coerces another into providing money or something else of value. For example, one may extort money from a business by threat of force. Extortion historically has been common in organized crime.
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The accused also extorted money of Rs 500,000 from a man of Sitiana Road in 2011.
The gang had targeted eight businessmen in the last 12 months and had extorted nearly ` 3 crore from them.
Dubai -- A 23-year-old Indian housewife, who allegedly seduced a wealthy manager into having sex with her and later extorted him of large amounts of money by blackmailing him, stood trial in the Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday.
It came to light during investigations that Rashid had allegedly extorted a number of people by misusing the National Emblem on visiting cards and by saying that he had close relations with the media and police.
British and Irish bookmakers have always denied meeting ransom demands, but the revelation that more than pounds 2m was extorted from UK companies will fuel the rumour-mill as to who paid and who did not.
Mark Jimenez's allegations that Perez extorted $2 million from him early last year.
A BLACKMAILER who extorted pounds 25,000 from a teacher by threatening to sell porn videos to the Press was jailed yesterday - 12 years on.
Between the early 1990s and 2001, the inspectors extorted cash payments totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The actor's release comes after a 20-year-old man who had filed the case with police submitted a letter to the prosecutors in which he retracted his earlier allegations that the actor assaulted him and extorted money from him.
Police said Marvin Hernandez was apprehended in a police sting operation as he was about to receive an envelope containing cash he had extorted from the Japanese president of a company in Laguna Province, 43 kilometers south of Manila.
As long as those restrictions remain unopposed in court, the government has successfully extorted its way around the Fifth Amendment.