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swindle

v. to cheat through trick, device, false statements or other fraudulent methods with the intent to acquire money or property from another to which the swindler is not entitled. Swindling is a crime as one form of theft. (See: fraud, theft)

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Swindle added: "The first response in the way the Spanish police seem to be dealing with major crime investigations is not the standard we are used to in the UK."
Swindle's final round weight of 25 pounds, 8 ounces pushed his aggregate to 80 pounds, 13 ounces.
Swindle, 23, of Gleneagles Close, Benton, North Tyneside, and Finlison, 23, of Chatsworth Gardens, Walker, both pleaded guilty to robbery, possessing an offensive weapon and having an imitation firearm and were given six years.
In a more positive vein, efforts of such informed and combative groups as the Detroit Tigers Stadium Fan Club and Boston's Save Fenway Park are described in some detail, providing concerned readers and activist fans with the information needed to stem the tide of underhanded and often corrupt practices of great stadium swindles. In exposing the template used by greedy owners and corrupt politicians, the authors have provided a great service for concerned public officials and fans who no longer have to sit in silence.
Ironically, "Swindle" producer Caz Gorham had to convince victims she was the real deal.
Passing sentence Judge William Rose said the swindle had been rightly described by the prosecution as 'truly massive', adding: 'Indeed it may well be that it was the largest VAT fraud that has been tried in this country.'
In his dissent, Commissioner Swindle said that the commission "owes it to Congress--and the public--to comment more specifically on what it has in mind before it recommends legislation that requires all consumer-oriented commercial Web sites to comply with breathtakingly broad laws whose details will be filled in later during the rulemaking process."
They might also note that a magazine that has been publishing so-called "survival" information for 83 years must be a doggone unusual swindle by a very patient con artist!
It may be helpful to get an impression, albeit unrepresentative, of when and where swindles occur, but this general information is unlikely to be sufficient to help consumers ward off a swindle's sophisticated approach.
Swindle also recommends placing galvanized wire and netting on ventilation ducts and air conditioning units where birds have a tendency to enter.
Hooley, the self-styled "Napoleon of Finance"; Whitaker Wright, floater of imaginary mining companies; and Horatio Bottomley, the chauvinistic editor of John Bull who made a swindle out of war bonds.
His "magic" had been to amass large numbers of "Peters" to pay off the "Pauls." In reality, the audit showed Ponzi to be insolvent from the first day of the swindle. In the end, he owed investors nearly $14,375,000.