Extortion is threatening to do something, oftentimes disclose something of a personal or embarrassing nature, if someone doesn’t act in a certain way. Some extortionist threaten bodily harm as well. Extortion is similar to bribery, but bribery is oftentimes considered less serious.
A conviction of extortion can be punishable by imprisonment up to five years while an attempted extortion can be punished with imprisonment of up to two years.
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