Extortion; aka Blackmail

The Definition of ‘Extortion’ in California Extortion is more commonly known as ‘blackmail’, ‘coercion’, ‘payoff’, ‘ransom’, ‘demand’, ‘to squeeze’ or ‘shakedown’. Under California Penal Code Section 518, extortion is obtaining property from another, with his consent, by the wrongful use of force or fear. Fear may be caused by threatening to: Injure a person or … Continue reading Extortion; aka Blackmail