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21-6501. Extortion. (a) Extortion is:

(1) Intentionally and wrongfully demanding, soliciting or receiving anything of value from the owner, proprietor or other person having a financial interest in a business; and

(2) by means of either a threat, express or implied, or a promise, express or implied, that the person so demanding, soliciting or receiving such thing of value will:

(A) Cause the competition of the person from whom the payment is demanded, solicited or received to be diminished or eliminated;

(B) cause the price of goods or services purchased or sold in the business to be increased, decreased or maintained at a stated level; or

(C) protect the property used in the business or the person or family of the owner, proprietor or other interested person from injury by violence or other unlawful means.

(b) Extortion is a severity level 7, nonperson felony.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 232; L. 2011, ch. 30, § 61; July 1.

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