Regan is being chased by litigious bankruptcy creditors somehow connected to a crooked lawyer she once hired.
In 2001 Scottish writer A.L. Kennedy had some harsh words about the prize, calling it “a pile of crooked nonsense.”
“Made in Aleppo,” he proclaimed with a grin, holding a bomb laced with crooked nails and screws along its perimeter.
early 13c., "hook-shaped instrument or weapon," from Old Norse krokr "hook, corner," cognate with Old High German kracho "hooked tool," of obscure origin but perhaps related to a widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning "bent, hooked." Meaning "swindler" is American English, 1879, from crooked in figurative sense of "dishonest" (1708). Crook "dishonest trick" was in Middle English.
Nonsense; lies and exaggerations; mendacious cant; bullshit: characterized reports of TJ Club activity in Weinstein's campaign as a ''crock of shit''/ Asked about Burns's contention, he replied, ''That's a crock of shit'' (1940s+)
A habitual or professional criminal; a consistently dishonest person: The chief said, ''I'm not a crook'' (1870s+)
To steal: He crooked my socks (1940s+)