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Extortion

Extortion

Broadcast: August 3, 1945
Added: Jun 19 2020

Adolf Hitler was the world’s best-known extortionist his victims were the countries of Europe to whom he said, “join the axis or die”. Here in the United States the merchants of misery who practice extortion do not meet with any more success than Hitler did and their failure can be attributed in a large measure to the FBI. Extortion used to be a very profitable racket but the number of cases that crop up each year is diminishing. Every once in awhile though there comes across a ring of white-collar hoodlums who think they can commit the perfect crime, who think that extortion is the easy way to make a living. Two men and a young girl have recently hatched an extortion plot in a small mid western city. The plot was formulated; the victim was chosen all that remained was when and how to strike…