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extortion
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  • He was a proud and independent man who was opposed to unemployment insurance and never hesitated to whine, whimper, wheedle, and extort for as much as he could get from whomever he could.
  • Colonel Korn was the lawyer, and if Colonel Korn assured him that fraud, extortion, currency manipulation, embezzlement, income tax evasion and black-market speculations were legal, Colonel Cathcart was in no position to disagree with him.

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  • Dishonest officials undermine faith in government through extortion of fees for performing their sworn duty.
  • She received an extortion note threatening to harm her children if she did not hand over $100,000.

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