accuse falsely

See: defame, frame, libel
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Experts point out to a strange paradox - instead of responsibility or an end to their political career, politicians that accuse falsely and use a negative campaign against their opponents become increasingly more popular.
Lucia, Don Sebastian's spouse Petronila, and Martina Champi, wife of the sexton whom the town authorities accuse falsely of causing the uprising against the Marins, are all admirable characters who display sensitivity, toughness, wisdom, and moral rectitude.