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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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He further said that these claims without evidence are disseminated by "foes whose intentions are to black mail and divert public attentions as part of their campaign against my leadership.
A young man tried to black mail Wilson, saying he had pictures of his protege taking part in an orgy.
The offences came to light when a black mail box was recovered from an unoccupied house in Hendy Road in Mold, and inside were letters addressed to bank customers.
I think it's outrageous that the campaign's fundraising style has bordered on black mail, with the message being basically 'give us your money or we'll publicly shame you'," he said.
Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) with the help of Reham Khan and Aisha Gulalai trying to Black Mail Imran Khan, But they will never successes in their nefarious design.
He said that no officer would be in a position to black mail any subordinate on the name of ACRs and enquires.