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Acquired by illegal or unfair means.‘the Mafiosi launder their ill-gotten gains’
- ‘There is to be a new law enabling the authorities to impound property that it suspects, but cannot prove, is the ill-gotten gains of crime.’
- ‘Tamper with property, no matter how ill-gotten, and no investor will have confidence, they claim.’
- ‘The sector could easily be taken over by criminal elements to launder their ill-gotten gains.’
- ‘The programme shows how Britain's richest criminals made their ill-gotten gains, laundered it and spent it.’
- ‘I hope the thieves are happy with their ill-gotten gains.’
- ‘Katarik began to rifle through the robbers' treasure and ill-gotten gains.’
- ‘We look forward to seeing the expression of the first big-time criminal as his ill-gotten gains are snatched away from him.’
- ‘The thieves were found in possession of their ill-gotten booty - a 2 baht-weight gold necklace.’
- ‘Police in West Yorkshire are taking on more than 20 financial investigators to make sure that criminals' ill-gotten gains get put back into the community.’
- ‘‘This is unexplained wealth and this is ill-gotten wealth,’ Moreno said.’
- ‘The criminals told police that they spent their ill-gotten gains in local entertainment venues in town.’
- ‘The summit must close the gaping holes that allow terrorists and international criminals to finance violence and launder their ill-gotten profits.’
- ‘It will be recalled, however, that the civil law in England now plays its part in pursuing the fraudulent and their ill-gotten proceeds.’
- ‘Some investors come with hidden agendas of cleansing their ill-gotten funds and continuity of their criminal activities.’
- ‘Some birds, like scrub jays, are accomplished thieves who know how to stash their ill-gotten food to avoid it being stolen back again.’
- ‘All Australian jurisdictions have comprehensive schemes to strip criminals of all forms of ill-gotten gain.’
- ‘They would then go and fence their ill-gotten gains, before returning to the streets to prowl once more.’
- ‘Together we melted into the nearby maize field to devour our ill-gotten contraband.’
- ‘If they really want to go legit they should voluntarily dump all their ill-gotten data and start from scratch, as a sign of good will.’
- ‘They are here today, gone tomorrow, with just enough ill-gotten cash to entice other charlatans into engaging the same schemes.’
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