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SWINDLER, criminal law. A cheat; one guilty of defrauding divers persons. 1 Term Rep. 748; 2 H. Blackst. 531; Stark. on Sland. 135.
     2. Swindling is usually applied to a transaction, where the guilty party procures the delivery to him, under a pretended contract, of the personal property of another, with the felonious design of appropriating it to his own use. 2 Russell on Crimes, 130; Alison, Prine. Cr. Law of Scotland, 250; Mass. 406.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He said swindlers used his Facebook account to ask for donations for victims of Typhoon Ompong and the Marawi siege.
Airport police officers apprehended a notorious swindler in a manhunt operation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.
Victims belonging to Jhang have started protest against Swindler Sarfo Siyal in front of National Press Club (NPC) Islamabad, and chanted slogans against the atrocities of alleged swindler, and demanded government to take stern action against such elements.
With the sharp influx of cryptocurrency scams targeting devoted investors, it is in Block Asia's view that swindlers should not be allowed to remain at large and Block Asia is committed to uncover the truth for its audience.
I think the greatest swindle that swindler achieved was not just to swindle you out of your deposit, but to swindle himself by believing that he has done nothing wrong.
Swindler, who began her career at the Holocaust Memorial Center as an intern five years ago, also currently serves as the organization's social media and web master, database manager and internship coordinator.
In an astonishing interview, serial swindler Bint revealed that he has stolen pounds 2million during his criminal career - and blown the lot.
Summary: Mark Madoff, the son of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff, has been found hanged in his New York City apartment in an apparent suicide.
Kirsten McKenzie, A Swindler's Progress: nobles and convicts in the age of liberty, University of NSW Press, Sydney, 2009, 344 pages; ISBN 978 1 74223 110 5.
After repeating the trick a couple of times, the swindler convinces the target to provide larger sums of money to be doubled, which is often gathered from family members.
DiPascali was for 33 years the right hand man of swindler Bernard Madoff who is currently serving a 150-year prison sentence in a North Carolina prison.
RUINED Wall Street swindler Bernie Madoff used money stolen from investors to buy houses, boats and a share of a jet.