dirty money


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dirty money

Money that is obtained or earned through illicit or illegal means, especially thievery, bribery, forgery, or money laundering. He went from being dirt-poor to being a multimillionaire in just a few years, but given his shady associations, I'd say most of that is dirty money. It was only after I started doing the accountancy for the company that I realized a large amount of dirty money was being filtered through our accounts.
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Diddy and his Dirty Money cohorts Kaleena and Dawn didn't return to their hotel until the wee small hours after making sure everything was perfect for the gig.
As we settled into the back seat with his Diddy Dirty Money girls, he leaned over and said: "You're with me now.
Organised criminals may be able to afford the best legal teams dirty money can buy but they gave up all right to fairness when they started peddling death on our streets.
The US rapper took his new Diddy dirty Money bandmates to London's Whisky Mist, partying - with us - until nearly 3am, and racking up a pounds 21,000 bar bill in the process.
The Home Office estimates that pounds 2billion of dirty money remains in Britain each year while pounds 3.
Glasgow on September 20 at The Old Fruitmarket with his new group P Diddy - Dirty Money.
The 40-year-old mogul invited us to hang out with his new band Diddy Dirty Money to launch stonking new Last Train to Paris album in his lavish suite at the Mayfair Hotel last night.
High-profile targets include millionaire VAT fraudster Michael Voudouri, from Bridge of Allan, Stirlinghire, and Edinburgh drug dealer George "Dode" Buchanan, who last week lost pounds 200,000 of dirty money.
With things as they are, trying to take over a media group through claims of dirty money is unacceptable.
In a speech in Singapore, Mr Cameron insisted: "There is no place for dirty money in Britain.
According to the report, China, Russia, Mexico, India, and Malaysia saw the largest outflow of dirty money.
MANAMA: A special squad monitoring dirty money in Bahrain has reported a surge in suspicious transactions.
The High Court in Glasgow heard how police had watched the gang distribute drugs and launder their dirty money between September 2012 and January last year.
High-value illegal substances are being transported across the country along with vast sums of dirty money.