"Blackmail is extortion by threatening another person's reputation or organization with the disclosure of harmful or secret information that would be damaging to that person if released. The information to be released may be true or false. The disclosure of the information does not have to be criminal nor does the offender actually have to receive money or property for the act to be considered extortion."And, even more fascinating, according to California penal code 518, extortion is typically charged as a felony and is punishable by two, three or four years in California State Prison, plus up to $10,000 in fines. Who knew that sending threatening emails could send you to prison!
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