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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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Toyota and Nissan said they paid off the same alleged corporate gangsters accused of extorting payments from Japan Airlines.
The Minister has ordered probe into reports and complaints regarding extorting money by Food Supervisor and Food Inspector from Atta Chakkiyan at Hala and adjoining areas, the spokesman said.
He is suspected of punching him in the face and extorting 450,000 yen in cash, the police said.
Alexander Kergan, 36, and Alan James, 39, deny extorting pounds 20,000 and trying to extort a further pounds 80,000 from Mr X.
com, was selling defective software and service packages and extorting thousands of dollars from its customers when they could not use the software packages.
Three men have been sentenced to three years in prison each for blackmailing a Nepali investor and extorting Dh1.
He said that extorting cases could be reduced by a significant number through eliminating illegal SIMs as due to illegal SIMs it was very easy for extortionists to contact traders, threat them and demand extortion because they know that it would not be easy for law enforcing agencies to detect them because SIMs they used were not registered on their name.
This is not the first time that they were extorting money, and disturbing peace in the village.
ISLAMABAD, April 06, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Senators walked-out form the senate meeting by protesting against the escalating incidents of extortion of money in Karachi, while Interior Minister Rehman Malik assured that those who are involved in extorting money, they will be treated with iron-handed .
A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of barging into a female student's home in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward and extorting money from her in early July, police said Friday.
Taken together, the city charges Kajima Engineering and its parents' actions amounted to a ``pattern of racketeering activity'' by using funds from Japan ``derived from bribery, bid rigging, tax fraud and kickbacks''; filing false and fraudulent claims; extorting others to commit illegal acts; and extorting money by the filing or threat of lawsuits.
Just as "domain-squatting" (the newly formed scam of buying up an email domain of a famous person's name in the hopes of extorting money from said famous person whenever they decide they want their own Web site in that name), is making headlines and working its way through congress, one Web-savvy artist has done his good deed for the year for Frank Sinatra's estate.