hush money


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hush money

noun blackmail, blood money, bribe, bribe money, corrupt money, cover-up, criminal payoff, graft, gratuity, illegal bribe, illegal funds, illegal gratuity, illegal money, illegal payoff, illegal pay-out, inducement, payoff for corruption, payoff for silence, payoff to quash testimony, prize, slush fund, suppression of evidence
Associated concepts: bribery, public officials' code of conduct
See also: blackmail, bribe, graft, gratuity
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But it transpires that the city council has handed over a pounds 65,000 'bonus' in hush money - on condition that the size of out-of-court settlement was kept confidential.
But his own tapes caught him discussing hush money and clemency for the defendants in the break-in trial and recorded him plotting to have the C.
Regarding some 63 million yen in hush money Duskin paid to firms not to report the sale of meat dumplings, Duskin officials said there is no problem in terms of taxes as the money was already included in a revised income report.
We see them shoot up in a garbage dump, witness an earring snatch, discover the system whereby corrupt auxiliary police demand hush money in the form of one gold earring for every pair stolen, and follow helmet's thwarted efforts to try to improve these kids' lives.
The Lippo hush money thrown at Hubbell induced him to remain silent, when he was in a position to testify against both Bill and Hillary.
Of course there was no proof, said Sinclair; the families of those men had been paid hush money and sent away.
Hush money makes up for a few broken knee caps, capisce?
Safire asks whether Lippo was providing hush money.
Morelli and the employee engaged in an extortion attempt by threatening to file a well-publicized lawsuit and demanding an exorbitant financial settlement for hush money.
Jimmy Kimmel announced on Twitter Thursday that he will be the first ever late night host to interview the adult entertainer, Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with President Donald Trump and was paid hush money weeks before the election.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], Jan 13 (ANI): A former porn star, who reportedly received a $130,000 payment from United States President Donald Trump's lawyer shortly before the election, has quashed the allegations of receiving hush money.