California Penal Code Section 519

Fear, such as will constitute extortion, may be induced by a threat, either:

1. To do an unlawful injury to the person or property of the individual threatened or of a third person;  or,

2. To accuse the individual threatened, or any relative of his, or member of his family, of any crime;  or,

3. To expose, or to impute to him or them any deformity, disgrace or crime;  or,

4. To expose any secret affecting him or them.

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