Extortion Extortion is threatening (verbally or written) to injure someone, their property, or their reputation or threatening to expose secrets or disgrace them in order to gain money or to get the alleged victim to do something. Threat or extortion is a 2nd degree felony and is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and fines reaching $10,000. Fl. Stat. §836.05. Commonly referred to as Florida’s harassment law, written threats to kill or do bodily injury includes any letters or written communication that includes threats of harm or death. The letter can threaten the receiver or any member of their family. This offense is a 2nd degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison and fines reaching $10,000. Fl. Stat.§ 836.10.