racketeering


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rack·et·eer

 (răk′ĭ-tîr′)
n.
A person who engages in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.
intr.v. rack·et·eered, rack·et·eer·ing, rack·et·eers
To engage in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racketeering - engaging in a racket
felony - a serious crime (such as murder or arson)

racketeering

noun fraud, swindling, criminal activity, sharp practice He was indicted on racketeering charges.
Translations

racketeering

[ˌrækɪˈtɪərɪŋ] Nchantaje m sistematizado, crimen m organizado

racketeering

[ˌrækɪˈtɪərɪŋ] nracket mracket sports nplsports mpl de raquettes

racketeering

nGaunereien pl (inf); (= organized crime)organisiertes Verbrechen; (= excessive profit-making)Beutelschneiderei f (inf); drugs racketeeringDrogenhandel m, → Drogenschieberei f (inf)

racketeering

[ˌrækəˈtɪərɪŋ] ntraffici mpl
References in periodicals archive ?
Two or More Predicate Acts of Racketeering Activity
According to her, the municipality has taken the measures to prevent racketeering incidents in schools and has involved the psychologists into the work.
BOSTON -- Jurors in the racketeering trial of James ''Whitey'' Bulger finished their second day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict, but the day was filled with drama as prosecutors and Bulger's lawyers huddled with the judge and the jury asked a series of legal questions about the heart of the case against the reputed crime boss.
Rawalpindi -- Police has registered the case against ten persons for racketeering and rowdy behaviour at Benazir Bhutto Hospital here the other day.
More than a dozen years ago, the Department of Justice began a landmark racketeering case against the tobacco industry.
All entered not guilty pleas after being arraigned in Lane County Circuit Court on a 103-count poaching and racketeering indictment handed down April 18 by a Lane County grand jury.
When labour racketeering became a preoccupation of the national media, however, the broader context that gave rise to corruption was written out of the conversation, leaving behind a shallow understanding of labour racketeering that served the political interests of anti-New Deal forces.
His topics include organized crime and labor racketeering, racketeering from a business perspective, the potential for reform, and the political impact.
BRAZIL: Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia has been extradited to the United States, where he is wanted on racketeering and drug charges, as one of the most powerful leaders of Colombia's cocaine cartels.
John A "Junior" Gotti is expected to be charged in Florida with conspiracy over the deaths in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and with racketeering.
Albert "The Old Man" Facchiano, a 97-year-old whose life of crime in the US dates to the days of Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel, was sentenced to six months of house arrest and 18 months of probation on racketeering charges.
Three more members of the Vineland Boys -- including its ``enforcer'' -- were sentenced Tuesday in the federal racketeering case against the notorious street gang linked to drug dealing and the shooting death of a Burbank police officer.