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suspect

A person identified as possibly having an interest in buying, but who has not yet been contacted or has not yet given any evidence of interest. Contrast with a prospect, who has indicated some interest in buying and who appears to have the desire and the ability to purchase.

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and Standard Chartered Bank as joint lead managers for the new offering of perps.
The value of the feature was brought home in the final drill in which you were seatbelted in a patrol car with your shotgun locked in the trunk and a perp was shooting at you from the 100-yard line.
The Detroit News has put together a comprehensive package about the foreclosures, ranging from print articles to a gallery of victims of fraud -- as well as mugshots of the perps.
The Closer'' A brusque but brilliant cop secures confessions from perps.
But the Sandman's little helpers may be fueling a rise in bad behaviors ranging from binge eating to sex--which the snoozing perps claim to have no memory of in the morning.
London) goes to the primary sources to find the various perps, vics and other topics, including the supernatural beings who people thought lent a helping hand in solving murders, the appalling number of murdered infants, the various husbands, wives and other family members who went mysteriously missing, the role of gender in murderous mothers and choice of weapons, child-killers, brawling and dueling, serial killings and sex crimes.
noir reflected the paranoia of the upper classes, these sleuths, perps, and victims are Bernal Heights hookers, Mission building inspectors, and Chinatown militants.
Real-life alleged perps ranging from star athletes (Kobe Bryant, Jayson Williams), pop icons (Michael Jackson) and storied record producers (Phil Spector) to well-known actors (Robert Blake) and domestic divas (Martha Stewart) are filling news nets, Court TV and channels around the dial with an eclectic mix of hearings and trials on charges ranging from murder; rape and pedophilia to an insider-trading coverup.
Police stepped up intelligence on the youths, monitoring the proliferation of crews, confiscating writers' black books, interrogating graffiti perps, and raiding writer's homes.
Hardened perps in the home knitting racket presumably could also be identified by their tendency to carry around with them long needles and wicker baskets for the concealment of their contraband.