The Edwardses were found guilty last May of extortion for shaking down
riverboat gambling operators, and Fowler pled guilty in November to taking almost $1 million in kickbacks on voting machine contracts--largely to support his gambling habit.
And who was surprised when Yale University joined the next wave of shaking down
politically incorrect companies with deep pockets?
Clinton laundered through Hillary's pork bellies account, to shaking down
Indian tribes for campaign cash, to a national security adviser's failing to unload stock shares that violated ethics rules, to a sitting president's breaking campaign finance laws by agreeing to set aside $1 million to pay Federal Election Commission fines (signing off on the memo with a most descriptive "ugh") - just doesn't pack the same wallop.
In Frisking, 1983, a drawing of plainclothesmen shaking down
suspects against an automobile, the car itself, rendered with its four open winglike doors, seems as pregnant with flight as a standing Pegasus, and as elegant.
In one of the new chapters, "Global Impact of Western Communications" (the other deals with reporting the Persian Gulf war), he analyzes the role of Western mass communication in shaking down
the barriers between East and West.
Here's a novel idea - stop shaking down
taxpayers and apply some of that manpower to the real criminals," writes Carolla, adding, "Or, bring back the Policeman's Ball
SAAB is shaking down
the new 9-5 ahead of its launch.
Is that Charlie Weis shaking down
the thunder, or is he just having trouble getting through the locker-room double door?
Charges were dropped against Tom DeLay, who was accused of shaking down
lobbyists who wanted access to Republican leaders and of giving legislative favors to clients of his brother, Randy, a Washington lobbyist.
on January 17, the Northridge quake rippled through the Los Angeles area, shaking down
houses and office buildings, injuring more than 1,500 people, and disrupting power and water service to tens of thousands of residents.
Daly spent the day shaking down
the Jordan EJ/13 -- the same car that contested the 2003 F1 season.