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The two builders he duped were cleared of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering. The Sun (2016)His son was sentenced to two years for conspiracy to defraud. The Sun (2016)Those involved have defrauded people in all walks of life. The Sun (2009)The maximum sentence for conspiracy to defraud is life imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was found guilty of eight counts of conspiracy to defraud. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All three men deny conspiracy to defraud. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have defrauded taxpayers for years. The Sun (2011)They have been questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud, money laundering and fraud by misrepresentation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You protect investors from companies who would use our structures to defraud people, right? Times, Sunday Times (2013)If a company is defrauding people, consumers may post warnings online. The Sun (2014)He was convicted in his absence of conspiracy to defraud and sentenced to six years' imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and will be sentenced on Thursday. The Sun (2016)She was quizzed on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering before being bailed, police said. The Sun (2009)THE punishment for people who defraud the taxpayer is crazy. The Sun (2014)Three men have been arrested and questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud, money laundering and fraud by misrepresentation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The defendants in the case will be well aware that those who defraud the government of a dollar can be made to pay back three dollars. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It also asks whistleblowers to say whether they suspect that large numbers of people have been defrauded and whether they have documentary evidence to support their allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Relatives of elderly and disabled people are defrauding councils of millions of pounds by pocketing money meant for carers, the spending watchdog claims. Times, Sunday Times (2011)US regulators on Friday accused the firm of defrauding investors with a mortgage fund that it knew would fail. The Sun (2010)It saw five Labour MPs jailed for defrauding the taxpayer. The Sun (2016)If they have defrauded people, it's likely victims will have posted warnings. The Sun (2016)If a company is defrauding people, there is a good chance that they will post details of their experiences and warnings about the company online. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Both deny murder but admit conspiracy to defraud at the Old Bailey. The Sun (2013)When you look at the punishment, it makes defrauding the taxpayer a pretty smart option, no? The Sun (2014)Both men were questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud, money laundering and fraud by misrepresentation, police said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: defraud VERB
If someone defrauds you, they take something away from you or stop you from getting what belongs to you by means of tricks and lies.
He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the government.
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