Protection Money


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Protection Money

Money paid to a powerful person or organization for protection from rivals or enemies. For example, a small business may pay protection money to a criminal organization to keep it from being sabotaged by rival criminal organizations. Protection money is a common form of extortion practiced by organized crime.
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The biggest problem with Shaq el-Thoban according to Abdel-Hamid, is the lack of financing, lawlessness, protection money extorted by Bedouin and the high costs of local labour.
He told the police that the Iftikhar sought protection money from him on which he called the deceased and kidnapped him.
The federal Drug Enforcement Agency, State Police and Boston Police did an end-run around the corrupt local FBI office and got a few bookmakers to testify that they paid Bulger protection money.
A computer is also believed to have contained a list of all merchants and businessmen who were being forced to pay protection money.
According to Janevski, the stories about the NATO reforms are nothing else but barren discussion because this organization, even after Lisbon, remains what it was previous, - global knave with the biggest muscles in the world who you pay protection money to in various forms in order to not get picked at by someone else.
Interior Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno vows to resign after accused of receiving protection money from illegal gambling lords
The authorities said that on May 7, Akram along with his accomplices, forced his way into the houses of property dealers Khadam Hussain and Amjad in Shahdara, who had refused to pay the two protection money.
He "won" in Iraq by paying protection money to the Sunnis who were effectively resisting the US occupation.
Catalino Miranda, president of a group composed of the country's transportation companies, spoke out against constant demands from criminals that companies pay protection money to prevent attacks on their vehicles.
Frank Armstrong threatened to smash the windows of the Barley Mow pub in Birtley, Gateshead, unless the landlady paid him protection money.
The Chamber, with its army of lobbyists, is able to demand protection money from Big Business merely because it has access to Congress members.
A TOP Premier League footballer is being forced to pay tens of thousands of pounds in protection money to a violent gang.

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