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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Friends say Cheryl is no closer to making a definite decision about her marriage since learning of Ashley's affair with hairdresser Aimee Walton and his hush-money payoffs to Brooke Healy and Coralie Robinson.
A swimming coach who molested a schoolgirl and gave her hush-money to buy her silence, had his sentence slashed by Appeal Court judges yesterday.