black money

black money
   cash gained or used illegally
   The proceeds of any vice, from bribery to prostitution and illegal gambling; also undeclared gains or profits on which tax has not been paid. Also as black cash, pounds, francs, dollars, marks, etc.:
    Hasn't the wily oriental got black money tucked away? (Davidson, 1978)
    Their ancient — and fabulously richprivate syndicate operations around the Far East had been persuaded to provide black cash. (Strong, 1998)
    ... to do with black dollars... after returns from the orient, (ibid.)

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