false charge

See: frame up
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I thought so too; and my self-esteem being wounded by the false charge, I answered promptly, "I never cried for such a thing in my life: I hate going out in the carriage.
If his term of imprisonment be short - I mean comparatively, for short it cannot be - the last half year is almost worse than all; for then he thinks the prison will take fire and he be burnt in the ruins, or that he is doomed to die within the walls, or that he will be detained on some false charge and sentenced for another term: or that something, no matter what, must happen to prevent his going at large.
We are especially happy that the false charge, unfortunately widely published in local and national media, of payments to five temporary Chinese professionals below California's minimum wage was dropped by the Commissioner before the hearing.
Now that he's been exposed as levelling a false charge, by claiming Labour stole an idea, the Old Etonian should do the decent thing.
feminist movements and earned us the false charge of anti-Semitism; yet we have found allies among women of color and progressive Jews.
Larson provides nothing in the way of new evidence to support this fresh charge of sexual exploitation, and this uncharitable and false charge compromises the integrity of his biography.
Forer suggestes, for instance, that defamation be defined as "a statement that taken as a whole makes a verifiably false charge that the subject committed a specific criminal or other degrading act.
Slagle as a prostitute who voluntarily performs oral sex on Keith Jesperson in front of her infant child, and who thereafter attempts to extort money from Keith Jesperson by threatening to file a false police report and false charge of rape against Keith Jesperson if he did not pay her money.
Responding to the remark, Amnesty International Japan issued a statement Thursday saying that the false charge in Kagoshima resulted from abuses against the defendants by law enforcement authorities and that Hatoyama, as their head, ''should clearly admit to responsibility for it and drastically review the criminal justice system in Japan.
In the tale of 19th century London, however, Stephen Brunton is impressive as the butchering barber with vengeance on his mind when he returns to the capital after being deported on a false charge.
Sklar writes that "the false charge of 'reverse discrimination' provides scapegoats, rather than solutions, for the economic distress being felt by more men and women of all races.
The charge of training the Farc is a false charge,basedon falseevidence,'' Monaghan said.