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  • n  a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

  • In its January 1954 issue Confidential called Editor Stuart, among other things, an admitted extortioner, a hate peddler and a coddler of Communists.
  • A certain Edward Young Clarke, who, according to various exposes, is "extortioner, fraudulent publicity-man and Mann Act vio-lator," organizer of the Ku Klux Klan, has created .
  • AUTUMN JACKSON, 24, alleged extortioner of Bill Cosby, who Jackson said was her father (a claim Cosby denied); from federal prison; in Dublin, Calif.

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