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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Given the rush to the extortion gold field, there is no better time than now to review one's patent portfolio against product sales to determine if there is any fissure in the armor that might be exploited by a patent extortionist, and which with forethought could be plugged.
With the advent of Ramadan, businessmen and traders complained to the police that they were getting threats from extortionists despite a nine-month-old operation that has led to the arrest of 27,000 criminals and suspects.
In the last few months, some businessmen and industrialists have received extortion calls from Tihar and Rohini jails claiming to be from Munna Bajrangi, Bablo Goga, Ghaziabad- based criminal Kurvesh and Usmanpur- based extortionist Partap Gujjar," the officer said.
The extortionist attacked Fulham for ignoring the first letter - and gave a chilling warning.
They said JAL is suspected of making the payments for about five years until earlier this month, to buy flowers from an unnamed Tokyo-based leasing company run by corporate extortionists, known as ''sokaiya'' in Japan.
KARACHI: Extortionists have started to spread terror in Karachi's area Lyari once again after a local trader received death threats.
I'm not an extortionist, there was never an attempt at extortion .
According to rangers' spokesman, a rangers' team carried out a targeted raid in Saudabad areas and arrested an alleged extortionist, Inam Rasool alias Javaid.
Police sources said that an extortionist and two drug peddlers were among the arrested accused.
Police have arrested extortionist Mohammad Usman from Orangi Town sector 10.
The official statistics claimed that 188 extortionist had been arrested by police and send them behind the bars in one year.
PESHAWAR -- The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) here Monday arrested an extortionist from Achini Bala, in the outskirts of the district.