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Prosecutors describe Hallinan — a 76-year-old former investment banker, a Wharton grad and a Villanova resident — as a loan shark, and have charged him with violating laws more often associated with busting mobsters.
The restaurant/bar that Clayton owned with his brother Timmy has gone belly-up—as has Timmy, an addict—and a loan shark wants $75,000 from him, today.
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First Known Use of loan shark
LOAN SHARK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loan shark for English Language Learners
: someone who lends money to people and charges a very high rate of interest
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