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Extort

To compel or coerce, as in a confession or information, by any means serving to overcome the other's power of resistance, thus making the confession or admission involuntary. To gain by wrongful methods; to obtain in an unlawful manner, as in to compel payments by means of threats of injury to person, property, or reputation. To exact something wrongfully by threatening or putting in fear. The natural meaning of the word extort is to obtain money or other valuable things by compulsion, by actual force, or by the force of motives applied to the will, and often more overpowering and irresistible than physical force.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In March this year, a pilot of a private airline complained to the police that a gang extorted ` 9.70 lakh from him.
Dubai -- A 23-year-old Indian housewife, who allegedly seduced a wealthy manager into having sex with her and later extorted him of large amounts of money by blackmailing him, stood trial in the Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday.
British and Irish bookmakers have always denied meeting ransom demands, but the revelation that more than pounds 2m was extorted from UK companies will fuel the rumour-mill as to who paid and who did not.
It was not clear yesterday whether any money has been extorted from film producers.
There were Jewish and Arab businesses in our community, so we extorted money from the stores.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Tuesday she authorized Justice Secretary Hernando Perez to take a 30-day leave to answer allegations he extorted $2 million from a congressman.
Between the early 1990s and 2001, the inspectors extorted cash payments totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The actor's release comes after a 20-year-old man who had filed the case with police submitted a letter to the prosecutors in which he retracted his earlier allegations that the actor assaulted him and extorted money from him.
Police said Marvin Hernandez was apprehended in a police sting operation as he was about to receive an envelope containing cash he had extorted from the Japanese president of a company in Laguna Province, 43 kilometers south of Manila.
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.
Ines added that the security officer also extorted money worth P2,000 to P3,000 from the Chinese national for smoking near the condominium.
DOJ suspends Immigration officers accused of extortion !-- -- Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) - April 8, 2019 - 9:45pm MANILA, Philippines The Department of Justice has ordered the 90-day suspension of Bureau of Immigration officers who allegedly extorted P9.2million from Korean nationals.