illicit scheme

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Dragnea, who had travelled to the UK legitimately from Romania, began his new life performing "honest work" as a cleaner, but became involved in the illicit scheme after visiting sex workers as a "customer".
Rodriguez said the illicit scheme was revealed by the International Association of Oral and Toxicology, which is also seeking to ban the dental amalgam in the Philippines.
His sidekick Damien McPhilips, 44, is also serving a four-year term in Belgium for his role in the illicit scheme.
His business partner Damien McPhillips, 44, is also serving a four-year term in Belgium for his role in the illicit scheme.
They also admitted that they promoted their illicit scheme by purchasing advertising for their websites from major Internet search engines.
lt;p>On 23 July in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the SEC charged Hazem Khalid Al-Braikan, a resident of Kuwait, for engaging in an illicit scheme through which he allegedly reaped millions of dollars in profits from trading around hoax offers to acquire US companies.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an enforcement action on 23 July in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, charging Hazem Khalid Al-Braikan, a resident of Kuwait for engaging in an illicit scheme through which he reaped millions of dollars in profits from trading around hoax offers to acquire US companies.
The collapse of this illicit scheme to thwart the democratic process gave us a rare insight into what sort of things go on so often behind the supervisors' closed doors.
s superior technology in the marketplace, devised an illicit scheme to drive Avant
In order to facilitate the TCC issuance under the illicit scheme, false commercial documents were submitted to the OSS-Center who did not verify their authenticity.
The group pockets $200-$300 million each year - 20-30 percent of its annual budget - from smuggling cocaine to the US and other illicit schemes before using the cash to fund activities in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, Ottolenghi said.
He asked police and military authorities in Maguindanao to protect the public from illicit schemes and harassment by the mixed forces of outlaws.