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The Reach of Federal Blackmail and Extortion Statutes (Part II)

Note: This is the second part of an article that was first published in the ABA Criminal Justice magazine. By Sara Kropf In Part I of this article, we analyzed the difference between blackmail and extortion and examined the various … Continue reading

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The Reach of Federal Extortion and Blackmail Statutes (Part I)

Note: This article was first published in the ABA’s Criminal Justice magazine in Summer 2019. By Sara Kropf In early February 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published an explosive blog post accusing the National Enquirer’s owner, American Media Inc. (AMI), … Continue reading

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