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Synonyms for loan shark

someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

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The indictment alleges Giallanzo headed a loansharking operation in which Festa, Palmaccio, Padovona, Hintze and Heck participated.
Nedim (also called as Niso by other Jewish characters in the series) is a famous businessman in his fifties who owns textile factories, but he actually owes his financial wealth to loansharking whereby he uses the financial earnings of the mafia leaders in his business.
Prosecutors allege that Bulger fled Boston just before he was indicted in January 1995 on charges he and his old partner in crime, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, and others were indicted as part of a racketeering enterprise controlling illegal gambling and loansharking in metropolitan Boston.
24) Peter Reuter examined bookmaking, loansharking, and numbers gambling in New York City and observed that they were "not monopolies in the classic sense or subject to control by some external organization.
The group's operations extend from New York and the eastern seaboard to California and involve racketeering, gambling, loansharking, extortion, money laundering, prostitution, fraud, wire fraud and hijacking.
Difficulties in moving upwards, except via loansharking, are almost overdetermined.
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Likewise, we see enough of Simha as a greedy boy, cheating at cards and loansharking to his friends, to predict that he will grow up to be a ruthless and successful businessman.
Aun no he detectado una palabra en la lengua local que se use con el sentido peyorativo que loansharking tiene en ingles (literalmente, "prestamo tiburon"); un interes mensual de 5% se considera generoso y solo si llega a 15% o 20% se considera que no es de buenos vecinos.
The defendant had also taken part in loansharking from 1988 to 1999.
His position may have become untenable after the most recent scandal to emerge--the gunning down of a Limassol police officer who was later linked to loansharking and dealings with mob figures.
For example, Edward Sherman, an eminent professor of complex litigation, opined in an affidavit that a suit, which alleged that the defendants' "payday loan" interest rates violated the Indiana loansharking statute, was
Victims of moneylenders often feel too intimidated or embarrassed by their financial circumstances to report cases of loansharking that can escalate into blackmail and threats of violence.
Loansharking is probably the mafia's most profitable and risk-free business.
The family stole millions of dollars through loansharking, extortion, embezzlement, labour racketeering, credit card fraud, attempted bank fraud and gambling, crimes that led to conspiracy and racketeering charges, the prosecutor said.