- A person commits the offense of blackmail, if, with intent to obtain property of another or to cause another to do or refrain from doing any act, that person threatens:
- To accuse any person of a crime;
- To expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule; or
- To impair the reputation of any person, including a deceased person.
- Any person convicted of blackmail shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 22-3852.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-164, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3201.
DC CODE § 22-3252
Current through December 11, 2012
(Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-164, § 152, 29 DCR 3976.)