What is the theft crime of extortion in New York?
Under the New York Penal Code a person in New York commits the crime of larceny if they take the property of another intending to deprive that person of the property or intending to keep the property for himself. There are numerous ways larceny can be committed. One of these is by extortion.Extortion takes place when a person forces another party to give the person property, causing the other party to fear that if this is not done, the person will commit one of the following acts. One is the threat that the person will physically injure the other party in the future. Another is a threat to damage the property. The third is to threaten to commit another crime. The fourth is to threaten to accuse the other party [...]