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  • s  obtained illegally or by improper means
    ill-gotten gains

  • In a bizarre twist of fate, however, most of the pirates didn't get to enjoy their ill-gotten gains: according to the account by the Somali-based news site Somaliweyn Media .
  • Indonesian officials say they can't find evidence of ill-gotten wealth.
  • All right, trying to make off with someone else's ill-gotten gains is maybe not entirely smart or entirely moral.
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  • Traffic stop in Paxton leads to discovery of $12K cash
    PAXTON and#8211; A state police traffic stop this morning on Route 122 led to the discovery of $12,500 cash which authorities believe are the ill-gotten gains of drug dealing.
    June 12, 2013 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Shore War
    It’s the war at the shore between older Midwest investors and two modern-day wannabe Great Gatsbys. Adam Manson has a sprawling beachfront estate in Montauk that federal regulators charge was bought with ill-gotten cash from his brother-in-law’s Ponzi scheme, and he’s refusing to give it up, angering...
    June 9, 2013 - New York Post
  • Paterson police target illegal pawn shop operations
    In an effort to curtail the demand for stolen jewelry, Paterson police are cracking down on pawn shops where they say thieves in the city go to turn their ill-gotten goods into quick cash.
    June 7, 2013 - The Record

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