(a) Blackmail is intentionally gaining or attempting to gain anything of value or compelling or attempting to compel another to act against such person's will, by threatening to:
(1) Communicate accusations or statements about any person that would subject such person or any other person to public ridicule, contempt or degradation; or
(b) Blackmail as defined in:
(1) Subsection (a)(1) is a severity level 7, nonperson felony; and
(2) subsection (a)(2) is a severity level 4, person felony.
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