extort


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extort (something) from (someone or something)

To obtain something from someone or something through coercive means. I thought he was my friend, but here he is, trying to extort money from me through blackmail.
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extort something from someone or something

to steal something from someone by coercion; to force someone to give something by making threats. The crook was trying to extort a lot of money from the widow by selling her a worthless insurance policy. The authorities caught the accounting firm trying to extort a great deal of money from the bank.
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'If they [Cabinet secretaries] know they have been working properly, let them not be extorted by these MPs pretending to be moving impeachment motions and sending people to pick money from them.'
* Extorting and attempting to extort more than $2 million in campaign contributions from companies and others seeking to do business with the state;
These gangs are active since last two to three years and Delhi Police recently arrested three persons including official of Delhi home guards who allegedly extorted money from almost 100 people in the last two years including a pilot.
The police are investigating if the email was sent with the intent to extort money or was it the mischief of someone to harass the persons concerned.
I have never extorted anyone in my life, nor would I ever."
Ronald, 53, of High Meadow; Robert Graham, 57, of Gaw Hill Lane, Aughton; John Doyle, 61, of Summerswood Lane, Ormskirk; and two Scottish solicitors deny conspiring to extort pounds 4.25m and an alternative charge of attempted extortion.
Pleasant Bridgewater, a former member of the Bahamian Senate, and ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne had denied charges of attempting to extort $25 million from Travolta following the death of his son, Jett, in January.
Senator Pleasant Bridgewater, a lawyer from Grand Bahama, has been charged with conspiracy to extort. Ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne and former minister Obie Wilchcombe were both being quizzed last night.
In fact, it is hard not to feel that the new system, which cuts the confusing range of prices to three, is just a wheeze to extort still more from already over-pressed travellers.
"We applaud the stiff sentences and hope it sends out a strong message to deter people who believe they can hide behind a computer screen and try to extort money."
A mafia crime family infiltrated filming of Catherine Zeta-Jones's latest film to attempt to extort money, police said yesterday.
Philippine police have also arrested a 26-year-old Filipino man for allegedly trying to extort 2 million pesos (about $40,100) from a Japanese company executive, the police report said.
Summary: Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jun 12 (ANI): Two men posing as CID officers to extort money from unassuming people have been arrested in Rampur, police said on Wednesday.
The Justice chief "found a prima facie case against said officers and employees for grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service." READ:BI chief seeks suspension of 18 'extort' agents This came after GMA-7 reported that the Koreans were threatened with detention if they did not pay up.
ISLAMABAD -- The FIA's Cyber-Crime Cell on Thursday arrested a man who blackmailed women and tried to extort money from them in Karachi.