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Extortion

n. Threatening a victim's property or loved ones through intimidation or false claim in order to obtain money or property. This is a felony is most states. A direct threat to harm an individual is treated as the crime of robbery. Blackmail is a form of extortion when the threat to make embarrassing or damaging information public.

 
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