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  • noun Plural form of kingpin.

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Examples

  • The second theory is that Fitz is a mastermind and is using a tactic he applied when prosecuting mob kingpins, which is a series of indictments that ultimately lead to the big fish.

    Think Progress » Indictment Dissected: A Campaign Against Wilson

  • The kingpins are the Reddy brothers, who in addition to owning large tracts of mining land, also now hold state government ministerships.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The 1986 Crime Bill established much tougher drug sentences, especially for the so-called kingpins, and created asset forfeiture provisions allowing seizure of drug dealers 'ill-gotten gains.

    Fore, right!

  • The 1986 Crime Bill established much tougher drug sentences, especially for the so-called kingpins, and created asset forfeiture provisions allowing seizure of drug dealers 'ill-gotten gains.

    Fore, right!

  • Sharing some key influences with First Aid Kit - namely the kingpins of the Saddle Creek stable - 18 year old Alessi Laurent-Marke has gone one further in actually recruiting Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis for her debut album Notes From The Treehouse (out at the end of March).

    Drowned In Sound // Feed

  • Since that major operation, a number of so-called kingpins went underground.

    Jamaica Gleaner Online

  • Referring to the "kingpins", Zuma said the party had settled its differences with them.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • As it is, Congress, with great self-satisfaction, last expanded the death penalty in 1988 to include drug "kingpins" who were involved in homicides.

    Crime Time In The White House

  • But over 90% of crack prisoners sentenced under these laws have no record of violent crime -- and 94% were not classified as "kingpins" or even mid-level drug dealers.

    Maia Szalavitz: Hillary, Bill and Obama on Crack

  • Supposedly established to target "kingpins" and big time dealers, it hasn't turned out that way and likely was never intended to.

    THE US GULAG PRISON SYSTEM - THE SHAME OF THE NATION AND CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

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