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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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She pointed out that is pointless to extort money from a 'poor' Cardema.
He allegedly tried to extort money from Kanhaiya and blamed him for stealing his motorcycle.
class="font-size--16"The suspect, who had already received money from another member of Parliament, admitted to sending the messages with intent to extort money.
The amount extorted from them reportedly reached P9.2 million.
'Messers Olusegun Wasiu, Shina Ahmed and Muyiwa Olusegun were apprehended by the Enforcement and Advocacy Team of the ministry in an attempt to extort money from developers in the Lekki-Ajah area of the state,'' he said.
'The two suspects confessed that they assaulted Hoi in a bid to extort $1 million.
"Hingi ng pera kasi wala man kayong trabaho (You will extort money because you have no job).
He was arrested on Wednesday, along with his wife, after his 84-year-old mother-in-law reported her daughter and son-in-law had been using threats and violence for a period of time to extort her pension and around e1/48,000 from her bank account.
If he is used to extorting Cabinet secretaries then he thinks everyone who comes up with such a thing want to extort them (CS),' said Barasa on phone.
* Attempting to extort Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago for a $50,000 campaign contribution with the threat of increasing the amount the hospital would have to pay for Medicaid reimbursements;
MEN chatting and befriending women on dating or social networking websites are potential honey- trap victims as gangs operating in Delhi are on the hunt for young professionals to extort money after blackmailing them.