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Synonyms for extortion

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an exorbitant charge

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unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)

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the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

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74) Thus, the catchall five-year statute for non-capital federal offenses governs criminal RICO cases.
adult population, were sentenced to 24 percent of federal offenses in 1991--meaning the 2007 number is a 16 percent increase.
Unlike MEJA, which applies only to felony-level federal offenses, the entire UCMJ applies to civilian contractors in contingency operations.
One of my assignments was investigating federal offenses for which we had jurisdiction in 26 counties of the state in which I worked.
When suspicion arises that these entities are employing IVTS to facilitate drug trafficking, terrorism financing, or money laundering, law enforcement can exploit a host of local, state, and federal offenses these enterprises are committing.
any of various federal offenses relating to a demand for, or receipt of, ransom;
destroying mailboxes and writing on currency are federal offenses, but flag burning is OK.
House Republicans overwhelmingly passed a bill establishing various gang-related crimes as federal offenses and dictating minimum sentences from 10 years to life in prison, The Washington Post reported.
Under FACE, protesters who obstruct access to abortuaries can be prosecuted for federal offenses.
Because of the Speedy Trial Act, which limits the time between arrest and trial for federal offenses, criminal cases take precedence over civil cases.
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