profiteer


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profiteer

a person who makes excessive profits, esp by charging exorbitant prices for goods in short supply
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But Schindler has chosen an accountant who will introduce him to another set of books, an accountant who will force this war profiteer to take an entirely different inventory of himself and others.
ZHOB -- Profiteers have increased the prices of essential commodities to gain maximum profit during the Holy month of Ramadan.
ZHOB -- The month of Ramazan teaches us to practice piety, sacrifice, tolerance, fairness, justice, self-control, self-discipline and empathy for the less fortunate in society, but instead of learning the lesson the profiteers here in Zhob have increased the prices of essential commodities to gain maximum profit during the fasting month.
Similarly, seven profiteers were arrested from Khazana and Mathra and twelve from Hashtnagri while 10 more arrested taken into custody from Kissa Khwani Bazaar.
I have directed relevant authorities to carry out interrogation from arrested three profiteers and approach the other members of group he stated.
Total 220 grocers, 109 chicken retailers, 559 milk sellers, 31 fruits vendors, 63 vegetable merchants and three meat retailers were challaned for violating price list while 25 profiteers were arrested for their persistent violation of notified price list.
The measure punishes rice or corn hoarders or profiteers by imprisonment for a period of not more than 20 years and a fine of not more than P5 million.
Siraj formed raiding teams that would comprise officials of police and food department to take action against profiteers and hoarders in Ramazan.
There are a lot of profiteers in this kind of business in this region.
HOUSE/SENATE conference committee in November stripped out of the final version of the $87 billion spending ball for Iraq and Afghanistan a provision that would have penalized war profiteers who defraud American taxpayers.
The struggle for culture is therefore reduced to a pair of small, warring camps: mad profiteers vs.
KARACHI -- Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui Said on Sunday that the administration was taking stringent and tansparent measures to make the campaign against adulterators and profiteers successful.