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bootleg

1. mod. unauthorized or illegal [copy or something]; illegally obtained. (see also buttlegging.) He crossed the state line to buy cigarettes and then returned by a back road with his bootleg smokes.
2. n. to sell unauthorized or illegal copies; to sell contraband. They arrested the guy for bootlegging current movies on DVDs.
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Bootleggers responded swiftly and negatively, with representatives of different associations going to the media to say that regulation is about safety, not self-interest.
This year's fall fashion collection is very exciting and makes for a perfect pairing with the new jean collection," says Bootlegger President, Chris Phillips.
The court was told he was receiving a weekly 'salary' of Dhs500 in the three months before his arrest and also pocketed bribes from another unidentified bootlegger in return for keeping quiet about their deals.
Moreover, as the history of tobacco regulation reveals, bootlegger-Baptist coalitions are limited by the inherent conflicts between bootleggers and Baptists.
The gang members posed as CID officers and targeted Asian bootleggers.
There are many problems now and we get no margin," a bootlegger explained.
Earlier, the police had detained one suspected bootlegger Harishankar Kahar alias Hariom, who allegedly supplied spurious liquor in the Majoor Gam and Odhav areas where most of the deaths have occurred.
These "televangelists" rallied Baptist health interest groups to their cause in supposed opposition to the bootlegger industry.
He moved to more psychologically complex gangsters in later years, earning another Oscar(R) nomination as the bootlegger who guides singer Ruth Etting (Doris Day) to stardom in LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (1955, 4 p.
According to details, Secretariat police arrested a bootlegger Nasir Mehmood and recovered 100 liter alcohol and 30 bore pistol along with ammunition from him.
Meanwhile, police has detained one suspected bootlegger Harishankar Kahar alias Hariom, who allegedly supplied spurious liquor in the Majoor Gam and Odhav areas where most of the deaths have occurred.
During Saturday's event, food will be provided by Bootlegger BBQ, and vendor booths will feature those from A.
Bootlegger Gary O'Nions, 56, was also ordered to pay a fine of more than pounds 400,000.
Summary: AJMAN - The Ajman Criminal Court has adjourned a murder case in which two Asians allegedly murdered a suspected bootlegger to August 1 for hearing testimonies of the witnesses.
A BOOTLEGGER caught with two van loads of illegal alcohol was jailed for 15 months yesterday.