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Garnishee

A person from whom a portion of his/her full salary or wages is withheld, especially in order to pay a creditor or the tax agency. For example, suppose one's regular paycheck is $1,500. A garnishee may receive a check for only $1,050 because the government is withholding $450 for taxes. Garnishment may also occur for other reasons, such as to pay child support, back taxes, or some debts.

garnishee

A party who owes money or holds property belonging to the judgment debtor.
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Crime blotter II: The government has garnisheed the pension of former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain to reimburse a pension fund he was convicted of pilfering.
A loan is rated at its face value--in this case $30 million--plus accrued interest, and it is usually possible to recover money when a loan is bad; the collateral can be seized and the salary of the lender can be garnisheed.
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Financially capable" persons (200 percent of the poverty level) who choose not to purchase at least catastrophic insurance and end up needing care will have their wages garnisheed by the government over the course of seven years.