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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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He was an alleged extortionist and was wanted in relation to a number of criminal cases.
Interestingly, if any extortionist claimed that he was calling from inside the jail, the victim was more likely to fulfil the demand as it proved the outlaw's muscle power.
Police believe such corporate extortionists are becoming more active as a result of increased corporate scandals and restructuring-related turmoil.
JAL declared it had terminated its ties with extortionists in December last year, but police said they believe the case shows JAL continued its relations with sokaiya in various ways.
Extortionist did not even spare high profile government officials and owner of small business as an explosion of Improvised Explosive Device took place near house of a trader in the jurisdiction of Yakatoot Police Station on Saturday morning.
The team caught both the extortionists from Shinkai Bandha area of Kohat while they were receiving money from the aggrieved party.
The Rangers personnel laid a trap and asked extortionists to collect the money.
The police chief was also told that out of 10,000 arrested suspects, 102 were target killers and assassins, and 61 were notorious extortionists.
29 ( ANI ): Karachi's business community, which is reportedly compelled to pay Rs 15 million to extortionists every day, has said that this form of "double taxation" has to end.
Yet another group is claiming that extortionists are still collecting hundreds of dollars from its members daily in downtown Kingston and other major towns across the island, reports The Jamaica Gleaner (July 26, 2010).
A 19-year-old amateur boxer from Glendale and one of the suspects was killed late Tuesday when a gunfight broke out between the owner of the Mirage Clothing and Shoe Store on Glendale Avenue and six would-be extortionists, police said.
Mike Paquette, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Top Layer commented, "DDoS attacks are simple to execute and have become the primary attack tool for extortionists throughout the world.
PESHAWAR -- Unknown extortionists hurled a hand grenade in house of a Custom Inspector at Ghari Qamardin on Friday morning.
These teams nabbed 94 criminals during September including extortionists, dacoits, proclaimed offenders in kidnapping cases and others.
In a press statement issued here on Thursday, President Peshawar Chamber, Ehtesham Haleem said business community is facing a lot of problems due to demands of payment of money by extortionists.