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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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Rajpal was the mastermind of this gang and was arrested for extorting money from the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) officials by threatening to implicate them in an ongoing ACB inquiry.
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.
There is a dif ference between someone extorting someone and not.
Mr Khasru said Ms Hasina had been accused of extorting about pounds 220,000 from a company to allow it to build a power station when she was in office.
Thomason, 25, of Archibald Place, Edinburgh, was caught and jailed for five years in July 1993 when he admitted extorting pounds 25,000 and trying to extort pounds 40,000.
On June 25, 2001, DOI and United States Attorney for the Eastern District announced the filing of charges against a total of 19 DOB employees, including 18 current and former DOB Plumbing Inspectors, and one former DOB Boiler Inspector, for extorting bribes in exchange for providing inspection approvals on plumbing projects throughout New York City.
At the time of his arrest, the Osaka police said the actor, at the age of 19, was suspected of beating the younger man, a vocational school student, and extorting 450,000 yen from him from September to October 2000.
A police officer assigned to Manila's international airport is under investigation for allegedly extorting money from two Japanese men, a police report said Wednesday.
The three comprise two boys, 15 and 16, who are suspected of extorting 40,000 yen and 70,000 yen respectively from the victim, and a 14-year-old girl believed to have received a share of the money extorted from the boy, police said.