After all, if a broker defrauds sophisticated investors, it might also defraud unsophisticated investors.
To be frank, I seriously doubt if Madoff set out, with malice aforethought, to defraud anyone.
"Thou didst endeavour to defraud the State for purposes of thine own," interposed the praefect calmly.
Otherwise I should defraud the public and ruin my practice at the same time.
Is it any fault of mine that Madame d'Argeles is a Chalusse, and that she wishes to defraud me of my fortune.
She received it as a tribute that was due, and of which none dared to defraud her.
Even Silas Deane, though he attempted to defraud, did not betray.
Think about what the Bible says about those who defraud the widow and orphan.
To defraud, to cheat, to wrong, had at one time been most abhorrent to her nature.
If I were going to defraud anyone, it wouldn't be a poor mechanic.