This was the only way Ponzi had to pay off those investors, as he made no effort to generate legitimate profits.
Lundberg, in particular, viewed the enterprise as a chance to build a "people-oriented organization whose members worked hard but also had some fun while earning a legitimate profit."
THE book stops abruptly at the end of 1997, when AOL turned its first legitimate profit.
Money laundering is generally defined as the practice of taking illegally obtained gains and passing them through a series of bank transactions so they appear as legitimate profits.
He obviously sides with Government-sponsored developers who have been shown by the Mayans that one can make a legitimate profit by selling to tourists.
As a result, villagers in the three southern African states are coming to regard herds of elephants which will be legally culled as a source of legitimate profit.
The Jennings companies also reap an ample legitimate profit, since the guns cost less than $20 to produce.
In which case you will naturally add something to the sum you actually gave to the monk and so make a legitimate profit.
You could make billions in legitimate profits selling the apparatus to manufacture the energy ... but you wouldn't want that.
I am out for a legitimate profit, and not ashamed of it; the fact that people will pay money for my goods and services shows that my work is useful.