career criminal


: a person who has committed many crimes throughout his or her life

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Recent Examples on the Web Johnston, a career criminal, had previously racked up at least four convictions on gun and drug-related charges between 2009 and 2015. Evan Rosen, New York Daily News, 6 July 2024 The shoes were stolen by Terry Martin, a career criminal who appeared to have retired. Ella Feldman, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 June 2024 The theft was orchestrated by Terry Jon Martin, a career criminal who had never seen The Wizard of Oz and was oblivious to the cultural significance of the shoes, according to a court filing made by Martin’s attorney. Karen K. Ho,, 24 June 2024 Walton Goggins often portrays characters who transcend time and place, whether in modern day Kentucky, like in FX’s Justified, as career criminal Boyd Crowder, or in Civil War-era Wyoming in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, as plucky sheriff Billy Crash. Ryan Fleming, Deadline, 13 June 2024 On May 30, a Minneapolis officer, Jamal Mitchell, was murdered by a career criminal, identified by authorities as Mustafa Mohamed, 35. Joe Soucheray, Twin Cities, 8 June 2024 Set during Chile’s economic crisis of the early 1980s under brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet, the film follows Patricio, a career criminal constantly surrounded by drugs, alcohol, women and scams. Jamie Lang, Variety, 17 May 2024 The drama revolves around an FBI agent (Mackie) and a career criminal (Dornan), who play a cat-and-mouse game across Europe. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2024 The career criminal accused of fatally shooting a New York Police Department officer in the stomach during a routine traffic stop pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday morning, more than a month after the incident. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 7 May 2024

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“Career criminal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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