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box job

box job
 n.— «Prosecutors have alleged Chapman, Flanagan, Jacobi and others created shell corporations and sold securities while hiding the fact that they controlled all the shares of stock—a scheme regulators refer to as a “box job.”» —“Mistrial declared in federal securities fraud case in Las Vegas” by Ken Ritter Las Vegas Sun (Nev.) Feb. 14, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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