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1. n. a major figure in organized crime. (Underworld. From the term for the front bowling pin in a triangular array of pins.) The drug kingpins are well protected.
2. n. a boss. My uncle is the kingpin in this organization.
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The Kingpins Show in New York City will be held on May 11-12 at Basketball City, Pier 36 at 299 South Street.
After galvanization, the replaceable Holland AAR kingpin is precisely secured into the housing with a special nut and collet fastener, allowing the kingpin to remain removable and replaceable over the life of the trailer.
Regarding the Kingpin Act, the group pointed out in the communique that "normally, this list is reserved for drug lords and terrorists.
In scenes not dissimilar to business meetings, kingpins may host educational sessions, sometimes at a local hotel meeting room, bar, restaurant even a hair salon.
Last week, a US Senate committee found that a "pervasively polluted" HSBC culture had provided an avenue for "drug kingpins and rogue nations" to funnel $7 billion from into the bank's Mexico operations into the US between 2007 and 2008.
Abbas Hussein Harb, Ibrahim Chibli, Ali Hussein Harb and Kassem Mohamad Saleh were named drug kingpins for laundering millions of dollars of drug related proceeds through Lebanon.
Meanwhile, Athleague are at home to Mayo kingpins James Stephens today in the Connacht hurling semi-final replay (1.
After reading about the dealers and neigh borhood kingpins who teach 50 about "flawed business" models and increasing one's "revenue base," the reader can't help but think about the wasted mathematical brilfiance of these individuals, as well as 50 himself.
Il Dottore: The Double Life Of A Mafia Doctor by author and biographyer Ron Felber is the startlingly true story of a physician at Mount Sinai Hospital who provided health care services for Mafia kingpins including John Gotti and Joseph Bonanno.
June 2003 marked the 30th anniversary of the drug laws, which were ostensibly created to eradicate the sale of illicit narcotics and imprison drug kingpins.
It usually sticks out as much as AZ Slab, but with the added hazard of mortar gaps between each brick that your kingpins get stuck in perfectly.
The litmus test is going to be whether they catch and prosecute the major kingpins in Mexico.
The most irresponsible people in all the 1980s were those at the top of the ladder: the inside traders, quick buck artists and S&L kingpins who looked out for themselves and not for the country," read the party's platform.
Focus on New Developments and New Trademarks at Kingpins New York, July 13-14
The act blocks assets subject to US jurisdiction that are either controlled or owned by significant foreign drug traffickers--kingpins--assisting the international drug-trafficking activities of persons designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act--officially referred to as Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin (SDNTK).