2012 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 11 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 11-42 - Threats and Extortion
Chapter 11-42-2 - Extortion and blackmail.

RI Gen L § 11-42-2 (2012) What's This?

§ 11-42-2 Extortion and blackmail. – Whoever, verbally or by a written or printed communication, maliciously threatens to accuse another of a crime or offense or by a verbal or written communication maliciously threatens any injury to the person, reputation, property, or financial condition of another, or threatens to engage in other criminal conduct with intent to extort money or any unlawful pecuniary advantage, or with intent to compel any person to do any act against his or her will, or to prohibit any person from carrying out a duty imposed by law, shall be punished by imprisonment in the adult correctional institutions for not more than fifteen (15) years or by a fine of not more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or both.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 277, § 17; G.L. 1909, ch. 343, § 17; G.L. 1923, ch. 395, § 17; P.L. 1934, ch. 2113, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 606, § 17; G.L. 1956, § 11-42-2; impl. am. P.L. 1956, ch. 3721, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 95, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 461, § 1.)

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