- A person commits the offense of extortion if:
- That person obtains or attempts to obtain the property of another with the other's consent which was induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force or violence or by wrongful threat of economic injury; or
- That person obtains or attempts to obtain property of another with the other's consent which was obtained under color or pretense of official right.
- Any person convicted of extortion shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 22-3851.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-164, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3201.
DC CODE § 22-3251
Current through December 11, 2012
(Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-164, § 151, 29 DCR 3976.)