under indictment

idiom

: having been formally charged with a crime
He is under indictment for perjury by two federal grand juries.

Examples of under indictment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While it has never been attempted by a candidate from a major party before, Trump is allowed to run for president while under indictment — or even if he is convicted of a crime. David Nakamura, Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2024 While it has never been attempted by a candidate from a major party before, Trump is allowed to run for president while under indictment in four separate cases — or even if he is convicted of a crime. Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2024 While it has never been attempted by a candidate from a major party before, Trump is allowed to run for president while under indictment in four cases — or even if he is convicted of a crime. Devlin Barrett, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2024 At the same time, Banking panel member Bob Menendez, who is simultaneously under indictment and seeking another term, is seen as a reliable ally of Wall Street while his colleague on the committee, Warren of Massachusetts, could not be further from that ideological space. Philip Elliott, TIME, 18 Mar. 2024 The two men were under indictment for conspiracy, riots, and aiding and abetting. Cheri Mossburg, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 Trump is now under indictment and Jan. 6 rioters have been arrested and convicted. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 10 Jan. 2024 Ukraine froze the assets of Ihor Kolomoisky, a tycoon facing graft allegations who is already under indictment and sanctions in the United States over accusations of bank fraud. David L. Stern, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2023 Both Trump and Julian Assange, the co-founder of WikiLeaks, are currently under indictment for violating the section of the act that prohibits the unauthorized retention of N.D.I., among other charges. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023

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“Under indictment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20indictment. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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