What is embezzlement?

Embezzlement is a crime that involves the unlawful conversion of property by someone who has been entrusted with it. A key element of the crime of embezzlement is that the offender had lawful possession of the property at the time it is embezzled. If he did not, he is not guilty of embezzlement, but some type of theft crime.

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What is the difference between extortion and blackmail?

Extortion and blackmail are similar in concept, but there are differences between the two. Extortion is a form of theft that takes place when an offender obtains money, property or services from another person through coercion. Blackmail is a crime in which the offender threatens to reveal information about a victim or his family members that is potentially embarrassing, socially damaging, or incriminating unless a demand for money, property or services is met.

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