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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military policy by examining cases of what he calls "nuclear extortion." Dissatisfied with the more common use of the term "nuclear blackmail," Gerson is specific and intentional about his use of the word "extortion." His case studies include the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and the Middle East.
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Many are involved in extortion activities, but we fail to catch them.
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The DILG and ULAP also advised all candidates and their supporters not to be cowed by the terror group's demands and extortion activities and to immediately report these illegal activities to law enforcement agencies including the Comelec.
Speaking on a point of order, opposition leader Syed Zahir claimed that unidentified men were collecting extortion money from the truckers transporting fruits and vegetables to Afghanistan in Peshawar and those not making that payment got threatening calls from someone based in Afghanistan.
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The detainee is suspected of extortion of $15,000 from a woman threatening to prosecute and deport her husband, a Chinese citizen, for alleged illegal takeover of movable and immovable property.
Mr Isyaka Hadeijia, Chairman, Ram Market, Bogobiri, Calabar on Monday decried the excessive extortion of livestock transporters in the country.
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ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the acquittal appeal of an accused involved in extortion.