Threatening To Publish Libel And Offer To Prevent Such Publication For A Compensation


ART.356

ACTS PUNISHABLE:
1. By threatening another to publish a libel concerning him, or
   his parents, spouse, child, or other members of his family; or
2. By offering to prevent the publication of such libel for
   compensation, or money consideration.


BLACKMAIL as any unlawful extortion of money by threats of
accusation and exposure is possible in the crimes of light
threats (Art. 283) and in threat to publish libel (Art 356).

Blackmail can also be in the form of light threats, which is
punished under ARTICLE 283.

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