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blackmail,

in law, exaction of money from another by threatthreat,
in law, declaration of intent to injure another by doing an unlawful act, with a view to restraining his freedom of action. A threat is distinguishable from an assault, for an assault requires some physical act that appears likely to eventuate in violence, whereas a
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 of exposure of criminal action or of disreputable conduct. The term was originally used for the tribute levied until the 18th cent. upon the inhabitants of the Scottish border to provide immunity from raids by Scottish bands. Statutes often treat blackmail as a form of extortionextortion,
in law, unlawful demanding or receiving by an officer, in his official capacity, of any property or money not legally due to him. Examples include requesting and accepting fees in excess of those allowed to him by statute or arresting a person and, with corrupt
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Blackmail

See also Bribery.
Blackness (See NIGHT.)
Blasphemy (See APOSTASY.)
Rigaud
adventurer and extortionist. [Br. Lit.: Little Dorrit]
Rudge
extorts to achieve personal ends. [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge]
Sextus
threatens murder and dishonor to bed Lucretia. [Rom. Lit.: Fasti; Livy; Br. Lit.: The Rape of Lucrece]
Wegg, Silas
attempts to blackmail Boffin. [Br. Lit.: Our Mutual Friend]
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As per his wish, we will release Blackmail on April 6 in the best possible manner.
Prosecutor David Maddison said the bomb hoax offence was connected to the blackmail charge and asked for the case to be sent straight to crown court.
Harvey, of Costa Street, Gresham, Middlesbrough, denied one blackmail charge concerning a Facebook message saying "we've got a video of you, give us PS500 or we're going to tell ya dad".
A spokesman for Get Safe Online said there is no guarantee once the blackmail demand is met there will not be further demands, or that the criminal will not post the video anyway.
Unfortunately, Kadis lost this argument by giving in to Poed's blackmail to hire more teachers at the start of the school year.
I will overcome this dreadful speculation about me, I won't weep and cry, I will prosecute those who use blackmail for financial and political goals.
Sentencing Fraser, Judge Cutler told him: "The courts regard blackmail as an extremely unpleasant and nasty offence.
General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation, said police had seen a rise in sexual blackmail, due to the rise in popularity of social media.
Speaking at a dinner held by his party in the eastern province of Van, DemirtaE- criticized Erdoy-an saying that some blackmail videos had been released by Erdoy-an in the past.
Three men, Ralph McLeod, Lewis Poyser and Yusuf Akbar, denied the offence but were found guilty of blackmail, unlawful imprisonment and wounding after a fourweek trial at Warwick Crown Court, while seven others pleaded guilty to various offences at an earlier hearing.
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A PARAMEDIC who tried to blackmail two men has been jailed for 10 months.