false pretences


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false pretences

a former name for DECEPTION.
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Two students of Multimedia University were yesterday charged with attempting to obtain money from politicians by false pretences.
The court has wide discretionary power and when it considers the judgment or the order was obtained under false pretences or by concealment of substantial facts, it may order the landlord to pay the tenant an amount considered adequate compensation.
Ikechukwu, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining under false pretences and stealing.
This morning also we have received a communication from the Delhi Government indicating that three Ugandan women, who had come to India on January 17, have requested that they be sent back to Uganda because they were lured to India under false pretences," he said.
htm) revealed by Cambridge News , trustees at the 105-year-old hall cancelled the event, saying it had been hired under false pretences.
US banking giant Chase claim Mr Drumm obtained credit from them under false pretences or actual fraud.
Quite simply, that is not fair and they won the competition under false pretences.
The city board are no better than MPs, their behaviour nothing short of taking supporters' money under false pretences.
I believe they should all be sacked, because they were elected on false pretences.
He told peers: "If, like Lord Laid-law, you give cast iron undertakings to the House of Lords Appointments Commission that you will immediately become resident for tax purpose in this country in order to get a peerage and then flagrantly dishonour them you have simply obtained a peerage under false pretences.
If this was a business it would collapse, or all would be sacked for taking money under false pretences.
Vinicio Luna, a retired army general, dominated headlines in his homeland this week after he was accused of seeking to obtain visas under false pretences for two men ahead of Thursday's 1-0 friendly defeat by Japan in Oita.