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Synonyms for blackmailer

a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

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The suspects' cell phone data revealed that he had been a professional blackmailer since blackmailed several girls in the past also.
Prosecutor Elen Owen said the case resulted from a police investigation into a Cardiff blackmailer who pretended to be a girl of 13.
Then Joy starts receiving notes from someone claiming that Adam was actually murdered and Joy is the killer, and unless she helps her blackmailer expose other criminals at her high school, the secret she and Grace have tried so hard to keep will surface.
In one email a blackmailer wrote: "Dear Mrs ...., I am afraid this letter contains bad news.
WEDNESDAY derailed itv2 9pm Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen star in this thriller as two married business executives who meet on a train and have an affair, but soon find themselves at the mercy of a blackmailer out to ruin their lives.
She went to police, who tracked down and arrested the blackmailer and two accomplices.
Sigurdur Oli is asked to have a word with the female blackmailer, retrieve the pictures and get her off the couple's back.
'YOU are a crook; a blackmailer; a despicable person who wants a cheap deal even if it hurts the seller.' House buyers will flinch and say, "Not me!
Police said dating messages and pictures were found in the blackmailer's three mobile phones.
POLICE have arrested a man after a blackmailer made threats to kill in a chilling pounds 3 million plot against a Birmingham supermarket.
Stuffed inside the note, to prove the blackmailer has the monster costumes, were three pieces of fluff hacked off the 1980s outfits.
The collection includes: "The Blue Carbuncle," "The Golden Pince-Nez," "The Norwood Builder," " The Solitary Cyclist," "The Final Problem," "A Case of Identity," "The Six Napoleons," "The Dying Detective," "The Second Stain," "The Speckled Band," "The Blackmailer," and "A Scandal in Bohemia." Holmes is played by Gielgud, and Richardson renders his able assistant Dr.
But the blackmailer failed to show up, the police officials said.
David Veness, Scotland Yard's assistant commissioner, specialist operations, confirmed the blackmailer's chilling aim.
Likewise, current law cannot be defended on the grounds that the blackmailer's offer is threatening his victim, that is, presenting as exhaustive an array of alternatives all of which leave the chooser worse off.