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Publishing any libel with intent to extort money

Every person who publishes or threatens to publish any libel upon any other person, or directly or indirectly prints or publishes, or directly or indirectly proposes to abstain from printing or publishing, or directly or indirectly offers to prevent the printing or publishing of any matter or thing touching any other person with intent to extort any money or security for money or any valuable thing from such or any other person, or with intent to induce any person to confer or procure for any person any appointment or office of profit or trust, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years:

Provided always that nothing herein contained shall in any manner alter or affect any law now or hereafter to be in force in respect of the sending or delivery of threatening letters or writings.

No. 3807 s. 10.

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