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gollum
 
Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 07:24 pm
Years ago Dennis Hastert had sexual contact with minors. Recently one of those "victims," who is now an adult, threatened (now former House of Representatives Speaker Hastert, that he would spill the beans unless Hastert paid him.

Is the man guilty of extortion?
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 07:35 pm
@gollum,
Sounds more like blackmail.
gollum
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 07:57 pm
@roger,
roger-

Thank you.

According to wikipedia.com:

"In blackmail, which always involves extortion, the extortionist threatens to reveal information about a victim or their family members that is potentially embarrassing, socially damaging, or incriminating unless a demand for money, property, or services is met."
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 08:01 pm
@gollum,
gollum wrote:
Is the man guilty


that's the sort of thing courts decide
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timur
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 11:02 pm
Ok, here's some black mail:

http://stk5f277gbe2lfag44edxpbf.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/black-mail.jpg

And here is a torsion that is no more:
http://www.codecogs.com/users/23573/twisted_bar.png
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snood
 
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Reply Thu 14 Apr, 2016 12:47 am
I had to look up the difference between the two (blackmail and extortion), because I wasn't quite sure:
Extortion is a form of theft that occurs when an offender obtains money, property, or services from another person through coercion. To constitute coercion, the necessary act can be the threat of violence, destruction of property, or improper government action. Inaction of the testimony or the withholding of testimony in a legal action are also acts that constitute coercion.

Blackmail, in contrast to extortion, is when the offender threatens to reveal information about a victim or his family members that is potentially embarrassing, socially damaging, or incriminating unless a demand for money, property, or services is met. Even if the information is true or actually incriminating, you can still be charged with blackmail if you threaten to reveal it unless the victim meets your demand.

http://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/white_collar_crimes/extortion_blackmail.htm
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mark noble
 
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Reply Thu 14 Apr, 2016 07:24 am
@gollum,
He (extorter) is guilty of witholding information.
Only, at the point of (profit-acquistion) is he guilty of extortion.
He is only, up to this point, guilty of attempted extortion.
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hulkpatrick
 
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Reply Sun 6 Jan, 2019 07:45 am
@gollum,
he ady blackmail say, he will spill the beans unless paid him to keep quiet. But to proof is blackmail need evidence . First voice record from the minor that become adult of him extort Dennis. 2nd , hangover money to him take picture as evidence .

But high status like Speaker Hastert is better off , twist the story say the minor poison her with sleeping pill then the minors sexual contact with her.
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