dirty money


: money earned in an illegal activity

Examples of dirty money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2020, a British parliamentary committee concluded that Russia had mounted a prolonged campaign to undermine Britain’s democracy — using tactics from disinformation, meddling in elections, funneling dirty money and employing members of the House of Lords. Mark Landler, New York Times, 8 May 2024 Authorities say Chinese money laundering organizations have grown in recent years, with offenders able to wash dirty money and clean it within minutes, thanks to the help of new technology. David Spunt, Fox News, 1 May 2024 Legal and banking syndicates that specialize in laundering dirty money would fight to maintain their sources of income; developers and property brokers would decry the inevitable drop in real estate prices. Alexander Lebedev, Foreign Affairs, 22 Oct. 2014 The Treasury rule is part of an effort to stop criminals from using anonymous shell companies to hide dirty money. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 21 Dec. 2023 As with the Corporate Transparency Act, the goal is to stop dirty money. Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 Looking for more coins to hunt, Meiklejohn turned her focus to another sort of dirty money. Andy Greenberg, Ars Technica, 18 Jan. 2024 From there, it’s also mentioned that President Danforth wasn’t justly elected because of dirty money that was injected into the election. William Earl, Variety, 12 Jan. 2024 The rule was the second of three key rulemakings planned by FinCEN to implement the Corporate Transparency Act, in an effort to stop criminals and terrorists from using anonymous shell companies to hide dirty money. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 21 Dec. 2023

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“Dirty money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirty%20money. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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