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Defraud

To make a Misrepresentation of an existing material fact, knowing it to be false or making it recklessly without regard to whether it is true or false, intending for someone to rely on the misrepresentation and under circumstances in which such person does rely on it to his or her damage. To practice Fraud; to cheat or trick. To deprive a person of property or any interest, estate, or right by fraud, deceit, or artifice.

Intent to defraud means an intention to deceive another person, and to induce such other person, in reliance upon such deception, to assume, create, transfer, alter, or terminate a right, obligation, or power with reference to property.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

defraud

v. to use deceit, falsehoods, or trickery to obtain money, an object, rights or anything of value belonging to another. (See: fraud)

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defraud

to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc., from a person by FRAUD; cheat.
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John Galt's speech expresses Rand's view: You fear the man who has a dollar less than you, that dollar is rightfully his, he makes you feel like a moral defrauder. You hate the man who has a dollar more than you, that dollar is rightfully yours, he makes you feel that you are morally defrauded (p.945).
A part of each camp's interest was shared with the other camp; another part of the opposition was annihilated (the struggle of the vine growers was not against merchants in general but against the "defrauder traders").
As the Tax Court has noted, "a taxpayer who purchases corporate stock on the open market cannot support a claim of theft under California law because there is no privity between the alleged corporate defrauder and the taxpayer." (11)
Darwinist zoologist, sex researcher, sex research defrauder, sexual anti-moralist, sexual abuse enabler, personally sexual pervert, and pseudo-scientific high priest of the Sexual Revolution." Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute and spokesperson for Concerned Women for America, similarly bemoans Kinsey's contribution to the changing sex culture of the last sixty years.
For every two-bit defrauder, there have been hundreds of homeowners who were able to get a decent place to live and neighborhoods that saw empty houses returned to productive use.
Indeed, some of these individuals have been considerably more distasteful than the "shabby defrauder," (2) to use Justice Frankfurter's words, who was at the center of the Rabinowitz case.
It is thus similar to common law fraud, requiring: (1) a false presentation of the fact; (2) knowledge or belief on the part of the defrauder; and (3) an intention to induce the other party to act or to refrain from action in reliance upon the misrepresentation, (40) If cases of common law fraud are treated as equivalent to cases of intentional fraud, the number of cases supporting the standard of intentional fraud is significant.
(56) Hence, whether the government undertakes a civil or a criminal prosecution against a defrauder will depend heavily on the quality of the evidence gathered in the investigation.
Armed with information from the report, including their Social Securiyv numbers and their financial account information, the alleged defrauder opened bank, gas, and other credit accounts in Melvin and Loretta McBride's names.