A person who engages in dishonest and fraudulent business dealings
carry on illegal business activities involving crime
someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
(racketeering) engaging in a racket
The Racketeer is a 1929 American film directed by Howard Higgin.
one who commits crimes (especially fraud, bribery, loansharking, extortion etc.) to aid in running a shady or illegal business; one who instigates or has involvement with a racket; to carry out illegal business activities or criminal schemes; to commit crimes systematically as part of a criminal ...
(racketeering) n. the federal crime of conspiring to organize to commit crimes, particularly as a regular business ("organized crime" or "the Mafia").
(Racketeering) A term referring to the act of committing several crimes, usually criminal gambling, extortion, bribery and loan-sharking.
(racketeers) people who obtain money illegally, as by bootlegging, fraud, or, especially, extortion. Here, Lou Epstein uses the term in reference to the bad people he sees affiliated with boxing.
a person who obtains money illegally by fraud, bootlegging, gambling, or threats of violence.