ILLEGALL PROFIT, USED BY THE 17443 LAKEWOOD BLVD. BELLFLOWER, CA. 90706 IF YOU OR ANYONE you know has been "forced to pay additional money, "AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED THE ELECTRONIC MONITORING PROGRAM PARTICIPATION CONTRACT" and payed the required fees, It is possible you experienced " extortion". This office tried to extort money from me after I payed the full amount and singed a contract together with one of thier case managers. If you have served Jail time because of being strong armed by one of the Sentinel employees for trying to get more money from you by threatining to send you to jail if you don't pay then I would like to hear from you. If you have been threatened with a violation and you know that you were in compliance and have have been wrongfully accused and violated by the Sentinel office by one of thier "Case Managers", for refusing to pay additonal monies to them, you may be a victom of "Extortion" by this company. Please post your story...... These people must be stopped... After I refused to pay additonal money I was threatened with a violation however, because I keep documentation and times of phone calls and monitoring system defects, log sheets, and contridictions in statements made by the Sentinel office Mangers, thier plan to have me jailed for not paying additonal money under the table to them failed. Extortion, outwresting, or exaction is a criminal offense, which occurs, when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion. Refraining from doing harm is sometimes euphemistically called protection. Extortion is commonly practiced by organized crime groups. The actual obtainment of money or property is not required to commit the offense. Making a threat of violence or a lawsuit which refers to a requirement of a payment of money or property to halt future violence or lawsuit is sufficient to commit the offense. Exaction refers not only to extortion or the unlawful demanding and obtaining of something through force, additionally, exact in its formal definition means the infliction of something such as pain and suffering or to make somebody endure something unpleasant. Extortion is distinguished from robbery. In "strong arm" robbery, the offender takes goods from the victim with use of immediate force. In "robbery" goods are taken or an attempt is made to take the goods against the will of anotherwith or without force. A bank robbery or extortion of a bank can be committed by a letter handed by the criminal to the teller. In extortion, the victim is threatened to hand over goods, or else damage to their reputation or other harm or violence against them may occur. Under federal law extortion can be committed with or without the use of force and with or without the use of a weapon. A key difference is that extortion always involves a written or verbal threat whereas robbery can occur without any verbal or written threat (refer to U.S.C. 875 and U.S.C. 876).