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The DC Code: § 22-3252 Blackmail.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
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:
1
To accuse any person of a crime;
2
To expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule; or
3
To impair the reputation of any person, including a deceased person.
b
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

Prior Codifications 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

Credits

(Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-164, § 152, 29 DCR 3976.)