Extortion

Extortion is a white collar criminal activity closely related to robbery. To be indicted on charges of extortion, the offender must have acquired money or property from someone else through the illegal use of force, threats, abuse of power, blackmail, ransom, or fear. Whereas robbery uses force to take a person’s belongings against his or her will, victims of extortion agree to give the offender their money or property in order to avoid the threatened consequences.

Persons may be charged with extortion without having accepted money or property. If there are records of an individual threatening to take some action if he or she does not receive money, a person can be found guilty of extortion even if no goods or services have changed hands. In this case, intent is enough to qualify as criminal behavior.

Threats need not always be physical in an extortion case – they can include threats to harm a person’s family, expose a devastating secret to an employer or spouse, jeopardize the victim’s business, or file damaging testimony in court against the victim. In the case of government officials and police officers, extortion can be committed if a larger-than-necessary sum of money is collected or if a person accepts payment in exchange for refraining to take legal action. If you have been accused of money laundering or extortion, an experienced white collar criminal attorney can help.

Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Talk to a Criminal Defense Lawyer Today.

If you are seeking counsel for a criminal defense related legal matter, contact the Rosenberg Martin Greenberg defense attorneys.

Criminal Defense and Investigations News

Mar 4, 2020

RMG Recognized by Benchmark Litigation for its Benchmark 2020 US Awards

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg is proud to announce that the firm has been shortlisted by Benchmark Litigation for its Benchmark 2020 US Awards as a top Maryland litigation firm. Through extensive research, Benchmark Litigation provides in-house counsel of Fortune 500 companies with information on the top legal practitioners in the country. The Benchmark awards recognizes the…

Jan 9, 2020

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg Law Firm Grants $18,000 in Education Programming from Charitable Fund

On, Thursday, December 26, 2019, the Baltimore Community Foundation announced $18,000 in grants to fund important education work from the Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP Continuing Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation.   In 2012, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP (RMG) established the Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP Continuing Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation in celebration of…

Dec 6, 2019

Nineteen Rosenberg Martin Greenberg Lawyers Honored by Maryland Super Lawyers in 2020

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg is proud to announce that nineteen of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Maryland Super Lawyers®. The firm’s attorneys who have been selected include Benjamin Rosenberg, Gerard Martin, Barry Greenberg, Gerard Gaeng, Andrew Baida, Louis Ebert, William Hallam, David Wyand, Jonathan May, Charles Curlett, Jr., Steven…