Hush Money


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Hush Money

A bribe given in exchange for silence. That is, hush money is given to prevent a party from reporting a criminal. Hush money is common in organized crime, financial crime and other illegal acts.
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Earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Commerce caught Qwest subverting competition and paying hush money.
Some asked why Thais turn a blind eye to the practice of handing out a so - called "funeral fee" or hush money in return for families agreeing to drop civil suits.
At least three kids received hush money, an investigator said, with family of one well-known young film actor receiving 392,000 pounds to avoid contact with all types of media, the Mirror reported.
Refusing to pay the hush money, the proud father contacted Cairo authorities instead.
Emmerdale After trying to raise Carl's hush money, Cameron is in no mood to babysit Sarah, and sends her upstairs.
Nicola is all set to enjoy having a hold over Carl, reminding him that she can still turn him into the police - but then Jimmy goes and spoils it by pointing out that Rodney's hush money came out of the business account, and they all face going bust.
Prosecutors claim the principal suspects paid the defendant 15,000 euros as hush money.
Antics range from the usual teasing of other kids in a pastiche of Dirty Harry, asking why mum and dad were making strange noises in the middle of the night and getting pounds 10 hush money in the process, and a game of I Spy with dad during a car journey in which Kid sees beginning with T (clue: it's not complementary and refers to the sole parent in the vehicle).
Caddy says he had steadfastly turned down offers of hush money for his clients, an assertion supported by testimony in at least one Watergate-related trial.
Regarding some 63 million yen in hush money Duskin paid to firms not to report the sale of meat dumplings, Duskin officials said there is no problem in terms of taxes as the money was already included in a revised income report.
Marcoux wants to imply that the $450,000, which he says he spent years pursuing, was hush money.