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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It had been decided, after due consideration, to insert the advertisement demanded, and to take measures to entrap the writer of the letter into revealing himself--without, it is needless to add, allowing the fellow really to profit by his attempted act of extortion.
there is but one road to the favour of a Christian, and how can the poor Jew find it, whom extortions have already reduced to the misery of Lazarus?
The Radical Chancellor of the Exchequer, whom the whole Tory party was supposed to be cursing for his extortions, was praised for his minor poetry, or his saddle in the hunting field.
On September 18, Thane anti-extortion cell (AEC) arrested Kaskar on the charges of extortion, from his Mumbai residence after a complaint was filed by a builder who was facing extortion threats since 2013.
The National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan on March 1 halted activities of a criminal group, whose members kidnapped a citizen of Kyrgyzstan for further extortion, GKNB reports.
KARACHI -- The Sindh High Court (SHC) set aside on Tuesday the conviction of a man sentenced to 19-years in jail in a case of extortion and arms possession.
They urged the Sindh government and law enforcing agencies to save small traders and shopkeepers from the clutches of extortion mafia, which is responsible for sabotaging peace and security in Karachi by triggering the element of fear across the city.
KARACHI -- Businessmen Group Chairman and Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) former president Siraj Kassam Teli and President Muffasar Atta Malik, while strongly condemning the hand grenade attack at Kharadar cloth market in which an elderly citizen was killed and five others were injured, urged the Sindh government and Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs) to save small traders and shopkeepers from the clutches of extortion mafia, which is responsible for sabotaging peace and security in Karachi by triggering the element of fear across the city.
KARACHI -- A man was killed while six others injured in a grenade attack, allegedly carried out by gangsters against traders for not paying extortion money, in the Cochinwala Market of the Khadara area on Thursday morning.
Police sources said traders used to collect money daily which was handed in extortion to a local gang on a monthly basis.
KARACHI -- Representatives of all markets' associations are advised to nominate their representatives for a meeting with Rangers authorities in the next three to five days so that extortion issues could directly be brought to the notice of Rangers by the sufferers.
K A R A C H I -- Representatives of all markets' associations are advised to nominate their representatives for a meeting with Rangers authorities in the next three to five days so that extortion issues could directly be brought to the notice of Rangers by the sufferers.
This is even as the Lagos State Government declined knowledge of such extortion going on along the ports access roads.
Jose Chiquito Malayo said 1,122 police personnel were reported to be involved in illegal activities, particularly extortion and the drug trade.
In a report, the army troopers while responding to extortion complaints from civilians encountered more or less seven communist terrorists which resulted to the recovery of an improvised land mine planted near Sitio Kauyangan, Brgy Camam-onan, Gigaquit, this province.