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extort

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  • v  obtain through intimidation
  • v  obtain by coercion or intimidation
    They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
  • v  get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

  • The complaint claims that Blagojevich tried to extort the owners of the Tribune Company to fire editors at the Chicago Tribune and withhold $8 million of state funds for a children .
  • Being a lawyer, according to the author, boils down to "fooling clients into believing we have some real expertise and using fear and manipulation to extort excessive hourly .
  • The arrested man told police that, as they suspected, the group had carried out numerous bombings in southern Mindanao to extort money.
News & Articles

  • Man charged with trying to extort Va. State Police trooper
    A hearing is set next month for a Rocky Mount man accused of attempting to extort money from a Virginia state trooper.
    June 27, 2013 - Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Man accused of trying to extort Va. trooper
    A hearing is set next month for a Rocky Mount man accused of attempting to extort money from a Virginia state trooper.
    June 27, 2013 - WXII-TV Winston-Salem
  • Tennessee man charged with extortion in Romney tax return scheme
    By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Tennessee man was charged with attempting to extort $1 million during last year's election by threatening to release former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns that he falsely claimed he had stolen, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday. Michael Mancil Brown, 34, was indicted on six counts of wire fraud and six counts of ...
    June 27, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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