Smoking Gun


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Smoking Gun

Very strong evidence that proves a crime. Perpetrators of financial crimes have a reputation of destroying paperwork because doing so reduces the possibility that authorities will find a smoking gun.
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One government lawyer was "shocked" to discover that details from sealed court applications were essentially sitting in plain sight, The Smoking Gun said.
Bastone brags, though, that The Smoking Gun has never had to retract a story or apologize for a document and says its success should prove to the rest of the news industry that documents are valuable additions to stories.
A primary example of this is Exchange's own developer Microsoft, who did bother deleting the smoking gun emails that made them look like pirates in anti-trust court.
Yet no smoking gun has surfaced, which shows how difficult it is to secure concrete evidence against the terrorist underground.
Smoking gun e-mail is so common in workplace lawsuits that almost 10% of companies have been subpoenaed to produce employee e-mail.
The time to deal with a child--via tutoring, mentorship, internships, or simply talking and listening--is before isolation and alienation place a smoking gun in their blood-stained hands.
I can't point to any one piece of evidence as a smoking gun and say 'here, this proves it.
Senorita Rio--The Queen of Spies, on the other hand, with her smoking gun at breast level, is a dangerous superhero--and it's easy to imagine what she threatens.
As often happens with anthropology, the researcher has no smoking gun, no native informant who says, "And this is why we do it.
If any villain has been caught with a smoking gun during these three years of intense study, it's not sulfur or nitrogen in acid deposition, but ozone.
While many pathogens have been identified as a possible cause of calcification in the blood vessels of heart disease patients, to date, no smoking gun has been identified.