Bribe: It is not only what a person demands in return and accepts for a legitimate service he is authorized or duty bound to do.
When a person accepts commission for purchasing certain products for his company, it is bribe.
When a medical doctor accepts a gift from a farmasutical company for prescribing certain medicine, it is bribe.
Extortion: One does not have to go to another with a gun and grab his wealth to be an extortionist. When an industrialist does not pay a decent salary to his employ, it is extortion.
When you refuse to pay the rightful amount to a service you avail from a lesser privileged person or make him to wait too long to pay it for no proper reason, it is extortion.
When you force your subordinates to work for longer hours for your own satisfaction or advantage, it is extortion. You are stealing his valuable time that he needs to spent with his family or with the Lord and in most cases lead him to a mental breakdown. If a person demands exorbitant wages or remuneration for any service he renders, it is extortion.
If you hide the truth (which not necessarily amounts to lying) for gaining some monitorial benefit, it is extortion.
If you (mostly businessmen) write your accounts in “two books” to evade tax or cheat your employer, it is extortion.
If a “preacher” demands a certain amount of “Gift” for his service such as preaching, conducting weddings or officiating any Christian function, it is extortion. A music team present themselves as being in the “ministry” demand “wages” it is no longer a ministry and it amounts to extortion. A “Minister of the Lord” can never demand remuneration. Such demand can be made verbally or by action.
Ill gotten money: All wealth a person accumulates through illegitimate means comes under this category, whether it through bribe, extortion, or through propagating wrong or untrue messages as some evangelists do.