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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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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.
The three comprise two boys, 15 and 16, who are suspected of extorting 40,000 yen and 70,000 yen respectively from the victim, and a 14-year-old girl believed to have received a share of the money extorted from the boy, police said.
An official said here that accused Mohammad Zeeshan resident of Kot Abdullah GT Road Lahore extorted Rs 500,000 from Ghulam Mustafa resident of Faisalabad for sending him to Dubai, but he neither sent him abroad nor returned his money.
Barreto repeatedly denied to reporters that he extorted cash from his female victim, who was also a resident of San Mateo, Rizal.
KERALA- BASED businessmen, who visited the hill- station of Madikeri in Karnataka, can finally heave a sigh of relief, as the police have busted a notorious seven- member gang, which honeytrapped them and extorted lakhs of rupees by threatening to upload their pictures on the Internet and popular social media sites.
He took and saved intimate pictures of the woman when they were in a relationship and sent them to her uncle and sister later; extorted Dh2,000 from her.
Local television channels reported on August 28, 2013, a group of Kyrgyz citizens extorted money from the Kumtor Gold Company.
Naoki Hiroshima, a software engineer and creator of the Cocoyon location sharing mobile app mentioned in his blog post that a hacker had hijacked his domain names registered at GoDaddy, email address and Facebook account and later extorted him into giving up his single-letter Twitter user name, called @N, the PC World reported.
If they collect bill money for service provided to the consumers themselves, or through their banks they should pay the bank charges and this money should not be extorted from the consumers.