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.
Among them: excessive financial awards, Pell Grant fraud, pay-for-play payouts, and failure to follow its own drug-testing policy.
For all who do believe this, the very existence of Israel is a sort of fraud or a racket.
The whole business was provocative of fraud and perjury and bribery.
When it is complicated by fraud or other crimes, it is the latter only which are concerned.
Second, that I will prevent, to the utmost of my power, theft and every fraud in all ranks of men.
How was it you did not detect the fraud, if only by the voice?
Has diplomacy been entirely stripped of fraud and duplicity?
"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.