Thing Of Value Law and Legal Definition

Thing Of Value

In order to complete a crime of extortion, the taking must be of money or some thing of value, such as a check. A “thing of value” includes intangible objectives, and extends to the mailing of a threatening letter with the intent to extort testimony linking the defendant to pending charges against him. Sexual favors have been held to be “anything of value” in the sense intended by a particular state's extortion statute.