Allen Stanford was convicted of a $7 billion fraud Tuesday in federal court.
But absentee balloting is more vulnerable to fraud, not to mention the vaguaries of the post office.
Political trouble finds him even when he is denouncing politics as a fraud.
"criminal deception," early 14c., from Old French fraude "deception, fraud" (13c.), from Latin fraudem (nominative fraus) "deceit, injury." The noun meaning "impostor, humbug" is attested from 1850. Pious fraud "deception practiced for the sake of what is deemed a good purpose" is from 1560s.