In an ongoing series about Fraud (see part 1 on this blog, and on jillclarkcontinues), this blog examines the question – what is fraud? Fraud is a part of our lives, and learning how to spot it, and do something about it, is important for all Americans. Fraud is,
A false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to deceive another so that he shall act upon it to his legal injury.
The above sentence is taken from the Black’s Law Dictionary (Sixth Ed., West Publishing 1990) (emphasis added) defintion of fraud. It builds on the sentence from that definition, found in Part 1 of this series.
Fraud is contrary to what most of us want: an ethical system of business and government, that is about integrity, not hidden agenadas.
May 9, 2013. No derivative works are authorized by copyright holder(s).