Examples of extortion in a Sentence
He was arrested and charged with extortion.
six dollars for a cup of coffee is just plain extortion
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In 2016, Hodges pleaded guilty to extortion and was sentenced to two years in federal prison.
In addition, a former IDOC correctional officer was charged in a separate indictment in conjunction with a former IDOC inmate and a Meridian woman, all three of whom are accused of extortion and a plan to smuggle contraband through an IDOC prison.
In the mean time, more dirt about Cambridge Analytica rose to the surface, thanks to an undercover video from the UK's Channel 4 that showed Cambridge Analytica's CEO Alexander Nix discussing the use of extortion and bribery on behalf of clients.
Photo: Seth Wenig/Associated Press More on Sheldon Silver In November 2015, a Manhattan jury convicted Mr. Silver of honest-services fraud, extortion and money laundering.
Davis was arrested and charged March 1 with extortion and false reporting of a crime.
At a conference for about 170 leaders in the virtual currency industry this month, there was a panel discussion about how to deal with the threat of robbery, extortion and kidnappings in which the criminals seek Bitcoin or other virtual currencies.
Native Salvadoran Angulo said extortion and perhaps death await her family if they’re forced to return to Central America.
Some property owners accuse Charlestown, Indiana city officials and others of an extortion scheme that used fines to pressure them to sell their properties well under market value.
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: the crime of getting money from someone by the use of force or threats
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