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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32) The Hobbs Act defines extortion as: "[T]he obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.
In this scenario, counsel for the wife should file a motion for protective order, reference that the employees who have been subpoenaed lack information relevant to the proceedings, and include language in the motion that cites the extortion statute and alleges that the subpoenaing of these employees has been done purely to harass and pressure the wife.
There are around 15,000 reported incidents of kidnapping, detention and extortion each year, ArmorGroup said.
The policy may be as simple as agreeing to pay extortion demands and keeping silent about the incident.
From that opinion," Pegler wrote, "I have to dissent to the extreme of saying that, in my opinion, the American Federation of Labor is rotten with extortion and r acketeering.
Writing for the eight-member majority, Chief Justice William Rehnquist held that the activists did not commit extortion within the meaning of the law because they did not "obtain" property from women seeking abortion, the abortion clinics, or clinic employees.
The Edwardses were found guilty last May of extortion for shaking down riverboat gambling operators, and Fowler pled guilty in November to taking almost $1 million in kickbacks on voting machine contracts--largely to support his gambling habit.
military policy by examining cases of what he calls "nuclear extortion.
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The police said that the accused used to send extortion chit wrapped in a bullet to the doctors on the directives of a man named Furqan from South Africa.
Report said he had been involved in armed clashes with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and was accused of extortion and land grabbing.
Since Kidnapping for ransom and extortion falls under the category of terrorism, therefore all such cases are dealt by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).