illegitimate enterprise

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Noun1.illegitimate enterprise - an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
endeavor, endeavour, enterprise - a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
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Although there can be legal MEWAs operating legitimately under federal law, Foster said illegitimate enterprises claiming they are MEWAs have been victimizing small businesses looking for health insurance.