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racketeering

noun [U] uk   /ˌræk.əˈtɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /-ˈtɪr.ɪŋ/ disapproving
making money from a dishonest or illegal activity: They have been accused of racketeering.Trafficking and racketeering
racketeer
noun [C] uk   /-ˈtɪər/ us    /-ˈtɪr/ disapproving
someone who makes money from a dishonest or illegal activityMiscellaneous criminals
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