loansharking


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loan·shark·ing

 (lōn′shär′kĭng)
n. Informal
The practice of lending money at usurious, often illegal interest rates.

loan′shark`ing

or loan′-shark`ing,



n. Informal.
the practice of lending money at excessive rates of interest.
[1910–15, Amer.]
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Norazmir MN, Hasyimah MAN, Shafurah AS, Sabariah BS, Ajau D, Loansharking H.
Through acts of violence, including murder conspiracy, loansharking, illegal gambling, robbery and other offenses, the defendants are alleged to have amassed a fortune in ill-gotten gains.
According to the indictment, the defendants were associates of the Genovese LCN crime family in New York and committed various criminal activities in Springfield, including loansharking (e.
Salamon Efendi (2) is a greedy and mean man in his fifties who earns his life by loansharking.
No chance of a Judicial Review as loansharking is clearly legal if done as PFI.
Two-Dimensional Informant Chart (177) CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OF GOVERNMENT INFORMANTS CRIME CARDINALS LOFARO CARDINALE LOFARO MALONEY POLISI NUROER X X ATTEMPTED MURDER X X HEROIN POSSESSION AND X X X SALE COCAINE POSSESSION AND X X X SALE nut IJUANA POSSESSION AND SALE GAMBLING BUSINESS X X ARMED ROBBERIES X X X LOANSHARKING X X KIDNAPPING X X EXTORTION X X ASSAULT X POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS X X X WEAPONS PERJURY COUNTERFEITING BANK ROBBERY X X AWKD HIJACKING x STOLEN FINANCIAL X X DOCUMENTS TAX EVASION x BURGLARIES X X x BRIBERY X X THEFT: AUTO.
The findings are based on feedback from just over 600 people who contacted Citizens Advice with payday lender problems between April and August this year, LOANSHARKING and form part of regular research that goes back to 2012.
The risk from payday lenders has been highlighted by the Mirror's End Legal Loansharking campaign.
District of Columbia, the defendants unsuccessfully appealed their conviction for loansharking under a statute that prohibited the lending of money at a rate above 6% without a license.
It is becoming worse with the growth of pawnbroking, loansharking, child poverty and the widespread use of food banks.
The one who saw it as pervasive was thinking of the 1970s, when Tony Spilotro branched out into pimping and loansharking, he had the Hole in the Wall Gang committing burglaries, and his posse included a police detective.
In fact, Bulger's lawyers conceded he ran a criminal enterprise that raked in millions through drugs, gambling and loansharking.