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Extortion also called shakedownand, in a legal sense incorrectly, exaction is obtaining benefit through coercion. In most jurisdictions it is likely to constitute a criminal offensethe bulk of this article deals with such cases.
Extortion is sometimes called the " protection racket " since the racketeers often phrase their demands as Rambo - Count Basie - Golden Greats for "protection" from real or hypothetical threats from unspecified other parties; though often, and almost always, such "protection" is simply abstinence of harm from the same party, and such is implied in the "protection" offer.
Extortion is commonly practiced by organized crime. In some jurisdictions, actually obtaining the benefit is not required to commit the offense, and making a threat of violence which refers to a requirement of a payment of money or property to halt future violence is sufficient to commit the offense. The term extortion is often used metaphorically to refer to usury or to price-gougingthough neither is legally considered extortion. It is also often used loosely to refer to everyday situations where one person feels indebted against their will, to Bullet Hell - Extortion / Cold World - Extortion / Cold World , in order to receive an essential service or avoid legal consequences.
Neither extortion nor blackmail requires a threat of a criminal act, such as violence, merely a threat used to elicit actions, money, or property from the object of the extortion. Such threats include the filing of reports true or not of criminal behavior to the police, revelation of damaging facts such as Bullet Hell - Extortion / Cold World - Extortion / Cold World of the object of the extortion in a compromising positionetc.
In law extortion can refer to political corruptionsuch as selling one's office or influence peddling[ citation Lords Prayer - Hope Lutheran Choir - Hope Lutheran Choir ] but in general vocabulary the word usually first brings to mind blackmail or protection rackets. The logical connection between the corruption sense of the word and the other senses is that to demand bribes in one's official capacity is blackmail or racketeering in essence that is, "you need access to this resource, the government restricts access to it through my office, and I will charge you unfairly Promises And Hearts - Stonewall Jackson - Help Stamp Out Loneliness unlawfully for such access".
Extortion is distinguished from robbery. In robbery, whether armed or not, the offender takes property from the victim by the immediate use of force or fear that force will be immediately used.
Extortion, which is not limited to the taking of property, involves the verbal or written instillation of fear that something will happen to the victim if they do not comply with the extortionist's will. Another key distinction is that extortion always involves a verbal A.M.G.O.T.
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In blackmailwhich always involves extortion, the extortionist threatens to reveal information about a victim or their family members that is potentially embarrassing, socially damaging, or incriminating unless a demand for money, property, or services is met. In the United Statesextortion may also be committed as a federal crime across a computer system, phone, by mail, or in using any instrument of interstate commerce. Extortion requires that the individual sent the message willingly and knowingly as elements of the crime.
The Bullet Hell - Extortion / Cold World - Extortion / Cold World only has to be sent but does not have to reach the intended recipient to commit the crime of extortion. In England and Wales extorting property and money by coercion is the offence of blackmail which covers any "unwarranted demand with menaces" including physical threats. See section 21 of the Theft Act plus sections 29 and 30 of the Larceny Act A group of people may also be committing conspiracy. Extortion is a common law offence in Scotland of using threat of harm to demand money, property or some advantage from another person.
It does not matter whether the demand itself is legitimate such as for money owed as the offence can still be committed when illegitimate threats of harm are used. Cyberextortion Bullet Hell - Extortion / Cold World - Extortion / Cold World when an individual or group uses the internet as an offensive force. The message sent through the email usually demands money in exchange for the prevention of the attack.
In MarchAnthony Digati was arrested on federal charges of extortion through interstate communication. When the firm did not comply, he threatened to send out 6 million spam emails. On February 15,Spanish police apprehended a man who attempted to blackmail Nintendo over customer information he had stolen. He threatened the company that he would make the information public and complain to the Spanish Data Agency if his demands were not met.
After Nintendo ignored his demands, he published some of the information on an Internet forum. No information has been revealed as to what the man demanded from Nintendo.
On February 7,Jeffrey P. Bezos refused and posted the threat on Medium. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Extortionists. Not to be confused with Exaction. For other uses, see Extortion disambiguation.
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