wire fraud


  1. the crime of using interstate wire, television, or radio communications with the intent to defraud.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wire fraud1

First recorded in 1950–55
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Example Sentences

Ex-TPG Growth Managing Partner Bill McGlashan pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting wire fraud in the high-profile college admissions scandal, in which he was accused of paying $50,000 to fix his son’s wrong answers on the ACT.

From Fortune

Stewart pleaded guilty to wire fraud and a scheme to defraud the Small Business Administration, which guaranteed $350 billion in loans to help struggling businesses stay afloat, many of which could be forgiven.

In federal court, the judge convicted him on nearly $250,000 of wire fraud.

Holmes and Theranos’ former president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani were charged in June 2018 with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway pleaded guilty to federal charges of tax fraud and wire fraud Tuesday, reports the Union-Tribune.

The wire fraud and mail charges each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

SAC Capital, the hedge fund controlled by billionaire Steven A. Cohen, was indicted Thursday for securities fraud and wire fraud.

Three women in their 50s and 60s were indicted for conspiracy, tax, and wire-fraud charges.

But in 2008, Pellicano was found guilty on 76 charges—including wire fraud, identity theft, and racketeering.

Pellicano and his codefendant Arneson were convicted, among other things, of 17 counts of honest-services wire fraud.





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