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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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Mr Khasru said Ms Hasina had been accused of extorting about pounds 220,000 from a company to allow it to build a power station when she was in office.
On June 25, 2001, DOI and United States Attorney for the Eastern District announced the filing of charges against a total of 19 DOB employees, including 18 current and former DOB Plumbing Inspectors, and one former DOB Boiler Inspector, for extorting bribes in exchange for providing inspection approvals on plumbing projects throughout New York City.
At the time of his arrest, the Osaka police said the actor, at the age of 19, was suspected of beating the younger man, a vocational school student, and extorting 450,000 yen from him from September to October 2000.
A police officer assigned to Manila's international airport is under investigation for allegedly extorting money from two Japanese men, a police report said Wednesday.
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.
Alexander Kergan, 36, and Alan James, 39, deny extorting pounds 20,000 and trying to extort a further pounds 80,000 from Mr X.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 5 (ANI): The Cyber Crime Unit of Delhi Police arrested 26-year-old man for allegedly blackmailing and extorting girls using morphed pictures and videos.
A security guard of a condominium was arrested on Thursday for allegedly extorting money from a Chinese national in Makati City.
FAISALABAD -- Mansoorabad police arrested a person for impersonating himself as sub inspector and extorting money from people.
KARACHI -- Four personnel of the Police Qaumi Razakar (PQR) were arrested on Friday while extorting money from some couples at Seaview by impersonating as police officers, said Clifton SP Suhai Aziz.