Extortion

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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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A citizen appealed to the General Prosecutor's Office on July 24 saying a prosecutor of Issyk-Kul district extorts $300 bribe from him, while his deputy extorted 40,000 som for closure of the criminal case opened against him.
Dubai, Mar 5 (ANI): An Indian teenager has admitted to have escaped death at the hands of a Facebook gang called 'Death Room', which tortures rich school age kids and extorts money from them.
The larger scandal, of course, is that the IRS, using methods reminiscent of a totalitarian secret police agency or crime syndicate, extorts hundreds of billions of dollars from productive Americans every year.