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US v. Buffis, 16-1681

Affirming the conviction of a town's former chief of police, who complained that his receipt of $4,000 from the proprietors of a brothel in exchange for halting a prostitution prosecution wasn't extortion since they were glad to pay, but the court held that duress is not an element of Hobbs Act extortion.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/08/14




  • United States First Circuit


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