ill-gotten gains


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ill-gotten gains

Something, often money, that has been obtained through illegal or otherwise nefarious means. Her husband's in the mob, so I bet her jewelry's all ill-gotten gains.
See also: gain

ill-gotten gains

money or other possessions acquired in a dishonest or illegal fashion. Bill cheated at cards and is now living on his ill-gotten gains. Mary is enjoying her ill-gotten gains. She deceived an old lady into leaving her $5,000 in her will.
See also: gain

ill-gotten gains

Benefits obtained in an evil manner or by dishonest means, as in They duped their senile uncle into leaving them a fortune and are now enjoying their ill-gotten gains . [Mid-1800s]
See also: gain

ill-gotten gains

Ill-gotten gains are money or other valuable things that someone gets illegally or in a way that is not morally good. They needed to find a route out of the country for their ill-gotten gains. Many museums are returning their ill-gotten gains.
See also: gain
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The courts disgorgement determination is based on ill-gotten gains stemming from tax returns filed in 2018 that falsely claimed either Household Help income, self-employed business income or expenses, or the EITC.
The Newcastle-based Rafael family, of Roma origin, spent their ill-gotten gains on gold and jewellery, casino trips, Mediterranean holidays and PS10,000 cash on an Audi Q7 after luring vulnerable people from central Europe and forcing them to work in the UK.
The arrest and prosecution of members has been a success but removing their ill-gotten gains is also a critical part of the war on evil.
MORE than PS17 million in ill-gotten gains has been seized from criminals by West Midlands Police.
A POLICE officer jailed for selling information to live a luxury lifestyle faces losing his ill-gotten gains.
"Drugs can cause misery within our communities and this case reinforces the message that crime doesn't pay; even after a conviction we will seek to claw back any ill-gotten gains."
Al-Adly and 12 others were condemned with ill-gotten gains that exceeded LE 2 billion (USD 110.334 million) over the period 2000-2011.
This has dragged on for a year and still 26 of the honourable members have not handed back their ill-gotten gains. More than PS2million is still outstanding and that does not count the amount claimed wrongly we were never told about.
Meanwhile, Bob is so uncomfortable with accepting the ill-gotten gains, he decides it's time to come clean about the whole sorry mess, and makes a big confession to Brenda at the grand opening of Gennie's memorial playground.
"This ruling is good news because it takes ill-gotten gains out of the hands of companies who knew they were promoting a scam and gives them back to the consumers who lost millions of dollars," said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
So beware of false fronts on machines as usually people are lying in wait to recall your card and use it for their ill-gotten gains.
The settlement included $160 million in ill-gotten gains and a $90 million penalty, according to court papers.
The Supreme Court denied the motion, saying the SEC order "does not contain an explicit finding that Bear Stearns directly obtained ill-gotten gains or profited by facilitating these trading practices,' and thus does not establish that the disgorgement was excluded from coverage.
While criminals' ill-gotten gains were used to fund a record PS22.3 million in compensation to victims in the period, Justice Minister Helen Grant said the Government "recognises more must be done to tackle the outstanding debt".