“Give me your lunch money or I’ll beat you up.” That sentence, growled by an elementary school bully, is how many of us are introduced to the notion of extortion. As we get older, the substance of the demand is fundamentally the same, but the context becomes more complex. Extortion can involve threats to commit physical harm to the victim or the victim’s family members, or to do harm to…

Paul Wallin | January 18, 2017

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