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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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'They were sent to court over the intentional use of violence and extorting money,' Ninaro said.
Tapos 'pag hindi nakabayad, patayin (You depend on extorting money which came from their hardwork.
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.
The mode of extorting money from above persons was through Easypaisa, Easyload (E-transactions).
Mr Simmonds said: "We suspected we had a group in the Billesley area committing offences against people, intimidating them, extorting money from them and generally imposing their will."
" She also denied extorting cash from the golf star, despite the fact he paid her a reported $10million to keep silent about their relationship.
A TRAFFIC inspector and four police personnel have been booked for allegedly extorting money from a bus operator in northeast Delhi.
Six sports reporters have been arrested on charges of extorting money from players and teams.
So extorting money from a sick young lady and someone who confesses to friends that he is just using her because of her money is what he terms moral values and good behaviour.
Police arrested former Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina yesterdayon charges of extorting money from a businessman.
Brick ran to Larry Hoover, who was the head of the [Black] Gangster [Disciples] Nation at that time, trying to get him to stop us from extorting from him.
I accuse him of extorting $2 million from this representation.''