Extortion and Blackmail
Criminal Defense Attorney in New York City
Extortion and blackmail are serious federal and state crimes. Under New
York's grand larceny laws, a person commits extortion if he or she
demands money or something of value from another person under the threat
of filing criminal charges, threatening physical harm, or releasing potentially
The Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C. has vast experience in this field. As a former Manhattan prosecutor, Mr.
Bederow prosecuted several
larceny by extortion cases. He has also defended numerous clients against extortion
and related charges as a New York criminal defense lawyer.
Mr. Bederow has extensive experience in representing victims of extortion
plots. He has represented and advised several people who have been placed
in the nerve-racking position of being extorted. These cases are extremely
sensitive and require experienced, calm, organized, and quick-thinking
advocates who understand
criminal law as well as the implications that the release of embarrassing information
may have on a person's life. Mr. Bederow's understanding of the
law and forceful, yet discreet representation has resulted in favorable
outcomes for his clients by avoiding the release of embarrassing and negative
publicity for his clients.
Examples of our experience in this field include:
Successful representation of a
New York Times best-selling author who was extorted for large sums of money under threat
of the release of embarrassing personal information. The matter was resolved
with no payments, no release of information and no publicity.
- Successful representation of a highly-regarded law professor extorted by
a student for money under threat of the release of embarrassing personal
information. The matter was resolved favorably with no payments, no release
of information, and no publicity.
- Successful representation of a partner at a large accounting firm threatened
with the release of embarrassing personal information if he did not make
regular payments to the extortion artist. The matter was resolved favorably
with no payments and no release of information.
To schedule a case evaluation with Mr. Bederow,
call the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C.
at (212) 256-9491.