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Synonyms for extortioner

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

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Courts should address this problem by applying a "reasonable impression" test--that is, a test that asks whether the extortioner created and exploited the reasonable impression that she had the ability to influence an official action--regardless of her status as a public official or her actual authority.
an informer, a bootlicker, an extortioner, and a bribetaker.
No-one, except his closest relatives, should care how this evil old extortioner dies.
23:20, 24:10-13), Exodus 22:24-26 forbids charging interest on loans to the poor, instructing the Israelites that "if you lend money to one of your poor neighbors among my people, you shall not act like an extortioner toward him by demanding interest from him.
An extortioner, whose body some city bridge workers
Nevertheless, as the court reported, Salomone and the other Jews implicated felt "so menaced by these crimes" and by the supplication to the pope concerning them, and were so "inspired by fear," that they had agreed to pay the extortioner.
The lawyer believed that Hyde was an extortioner who was getting possession of Dr.
A Crown lawyer said: "Police are in no doubt this was a UDA extortion operation and are of the belief that Owens is the main extortioner for the UDA in North Belfast.
Mr Abse added: "I urged him to let me deal with his extortioner but to no avail.
nevertheless, the Persian practice is very good in despotisms, where fear of the people's fleeing or departing with what they owe checks or moderates the persecution of pashas and extortioners.
You probably also read of one woman who eventually committed suicide after being hounded by charity money extortioners.
THE terrified mum of an Altcourse prisoner says she was targeted by extortioners who forced her to pay more than PS1,700 to secure her son's protection.