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  • adjective taken for one's own use in violation of a trust; -- of money.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of embezzle.

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  • adjective taken for your own use in violation of a trust


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  • Remember, gov Palin had to pay back money that she embezzled from the state of Alaska.

    Republicans react to Palin news

  • The visitors give the Sisterhood seven a blank check from their own pockets to find two billion dollars targeted for poor countries apparently embezzled from the World Bank.

    Fast Track-Fern Michaels « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • SGA in embezzlement scandal p2p news/p2pnet: - One and a quarter million dollars in songwriter royalties have been allegedly embezzled from the Songwriters Guild of America by its royalty manager, Marsha Aiken, and family members.

    SGA in embezzlement scandal

  • Five thousand dollars was embezzled from a Los Angeles theatre and dissipated in high living by a man twenty-one years old.

    Humanizing the Prisons

  • Authorities, like Rudy Penner, head of the CBO, who said spending exploded in 1998 because of the surplus (which was all SS then) and Moynihan, who knew both SS and government spending first-hand, and said Congress "embezzled" the SS surplus to spend it as free money.

    Social Security Transition Cost, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • LIUNA's "in-house prosecutor," Robert Luskin, questioned whether Burris had enough background in unions to to know where to look for evidence of corruption, such as embezzled pensions, or kickback deals with contractors.


  • "embezzled" UN money intended to fund the negotiations that began in July 2006 in a bid to resolve nearly 20 years of brutal war in northern Uganda.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Separately, Indonesian lawmakers called for penalties against Citigroup after a hearing this month that examined allegations that a Citi employee embezzled millions of dollars from customers.

    In Indonesia, Citi on Hot Seat

  • News broke on Tuesday that Catalyst Game Labs, publisher of Shadowrun, Eclipse Phase, Cthulhutech, and Battletech, is in severe trouble to the tune of $850,000 being embezzled from their corporate coffers.

    Shadowrun Problems; Great PR Though « Geek Related

  • The court determined that Jorgensen was the main person responsible for the fund, which profited from 18 million kroner in embezzled funds and 22 million more in untaxed income.

    Spokesman for controversial organisation Tvind convicted of fraud


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