He had been swindled out of his life savings—around $8 million—by his former manager and lover Kelley Lynch.
Tweed is estimated to have swindled the equivalent of $3.5 billion from New York during his time as a senator.
Murrell was a horse thief and slave stealer who swindled his way through the Deep South in the early 1830s.
If I lost millions, it's because so-and-so A swindled me, or so-and-so B down the supply line didn't do his part, and it hurt me.
"It would not have been justifiable if the rogue had not first swindled me out of the money," replied the naval officer.
I mentioned the fellow who had swindled him of his donkey upon the road.
"Maybe that gambler your friend wrote about is the same one who swindled you," suggested Jed.
"I—I was swindled out of my share of that mine," he said harshly.
But I want the money you've swindled that poor boy and girl upstairs out of—and I mean to have it.
"You have been swindled, Bohmer," said the Queen's lady promptly.