Examples of defraud in a Sentence
They were accused of trying to defraud the public.
They conspired to defraud the government.
She was convicted of writing bad checks with intent to defraud.
Recent Examples of defraud from the Web
Agnello received nine years in prison and was ordered to pay $11 million in restitution in 2001 after pleading guilty to federal charges of racketeering and conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.
But according to court filings by the New York State attorney general’s office, there is new evidence that the company has not actually followed that course, potentially overstating the value of its assets and defrauding its shareholders.
Roach and others obtained new credit card accounts and accessed existing accounts to defraud victims and banks of at least $97,000, prosecutors said.
Meanwhile, Hansen had been a top lobbyist for the entire for-profit college industry, which has paid out hundreds of millions in fines for defrauding students.
Fogel, 33, pleaded guilty this month in the case to six counts, including conspiracy to commit securities fraud and defraud the U.S., and is cooperating with prosecutors.
A former Covington man pleaded guilty Monday (May 22) to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud others by posing as someone who stood to receive millions from his native Pakistan.
According to the AAP's report, Heal is accused of defrauding Brown in transactions relating to three companies - Shyfox, Cre8ive Constructions Queensland and 23 Investments.
But in January the LA Times reported that a federal grand jury had issued subpoenas in the case to determine if Drew might be charged with defrauding MySpace by creating the fake Josh Evans account through which the cyberbullying was done.
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Origin and Etymology of defraud
Middle English, from Anglo-French defrauder, from Latin defraudare, from de- + fraudare to cheat, from fraud-, fraus fraud
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of defraud
DEFRAUD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of defraud for English Language Learners
: to trick or cheat someone or something in order to get money : to use fraud in order to get money from a person, an organization, etc.
DEFRAUD Defined for Kids
Definition of defraud for Students
: to trick or cheat someone in order to get money They were accused of defrauding customers.
Legal Definition of defraud
: to deprive of something by fraud
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