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  Information on Fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Statute of frauds (Law), an English statute (1676), the principle of which is incorporated in the legislation of all the States of this country, by which writing with specific solemnities (varying in the several statutes) is required to give efficacy to certain dispositions of property.
Fraud, which may be collected and inferred in the consideration of a court of equity, from the nature and circumstances of the transaction, as being an imposition and deceit on other persons, not parties to the fraudulent agreement.
Constructive frauds are such as are either against public policy, in violation of some special confidence or trust, or operate substantially as a fraud upon private right's, interests, duties, or intentions of third persons; or unconscientiously compromit, or injuriously affect, the private interests, rights or duties of the parties themselves.
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 Encyclopedia: Fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the broad legal sense a fraud is any crime or civil wrong for gain that utilises some deception practiced on the victim as its principal method.
bankruptcy fraud, is a federal crime that can lead to criminal prosecution under the charge of theft of the goods or services for some people this is can be a third strike they can be put in jail for life.
In England and Wales fraud is a generic term used to describe a number of offences in which the overriding component is that of deception.
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 Talk:Fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The wider use is not just a misapplication of the strict legal sense of fraud, it is not just a metaphor, it actually refers to a phenomenon in its own right - one that spans art, scientific research, medicine, politics and entertainment.
If not he isn't even a fraud in the civil law sense, or even in the broadest, not specifically legal, sense if you ignore the OED and include a requirement of personal gain for fraud.
Also, thinking about it, I don't think the statement on the legal definition is correct either - fraud doesn't have to be a tort or crime in its own right, I know that at least in England and Wales, "fraud" may form an element of another crime, such as kidnap.
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 Pious fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pious fraud is a term used by skeptics for people who perform fraud in religion (for example, a pious fraud fakes miracles or psychic surgery) because of a sincere belief that the end justifies the means in religious matters.
Pious fraud Robert Todd Carroll's skeptic dictionary entry
This page was last modified 21:54, 24 September 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pious_fraud   (191 words)

 Fraud in the Bible or It Sucks That You Don't Know Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic - David Icke - Religious Frauds Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Pious fraud was a common technique employed by early Christian writers to make a point.
Pious fraud is the foundation of the deception known as Christianity and it continues to this day.
When a pious fraud is knowingly perpetuated in the name of power and money, you have deception.
www.davidicke.net /religiousfrauds/christianity/piousfraud.html   (2492 words)

 PIOUS FRAUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Forgery during the first centuries of the Church's existence was admittedly rampant, so common in fact, that a new phrase was coined to describe it: "pious fraud." Wheless, op cit.
Another historian, Milman, writes that, “Pious fraud was admitted and avowed by the early missionaries of Jesus.” “It was an age of literary frauds,” writes Bishop Ellicott, speaking of the times immediately following the alleged crucifixion of Jesus.
Wheless: "The clerical confessions of lies and frauds in the ponderous volumes of the Catholic Encyclopedia alone suffice … to wreck the Church and to destroy utterly the Christian religion.
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 fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
For the present the pious fraud practised on her that Michael and his father had had "a good talk" together, and were excellent friends, sufficed to render her happy and cheerful.
She had long, dim talks, full of repetition, with Michael, whose presence appeared to make her completely content, and when he was out or away from her she would sit eagerly waiting for his return.
Or it is opposed by power or fraud, and then an act must be made to declare it.
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Thus by conspiracy, fraud, and unrighteous conquest was laid the foundation of the sacred "Patrimony of Peter," and the unholy league between the papacy and the French kings, which reached full fruition in the holy massacres of the Albigenses, of the Vendee, and of St. Bartholomew.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, artless revealer of the frauds of the Church for which it is an authorized spokesman, gives this account of the famous Donatio Constantini, which is describes as "a forged document of Emperor Constantine the Great, by which large privileges and rich possessions were conferred on the pope and the Roman Church.
Think not that these ancient frauds of the Church have been discarded in shame by the Church now that their fraudulent origin and purpose are exposed to public obloquy and ridicule.
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 Fraud -- Joliet
Newindpress,: Though Kanubhai Patel, 53, was convicted in October 2003 for the fraud, it has taken investigators 18 months to unravel the extent of his financial empire and...
NRIinternet.com,: NRI Baldev Singh, 55, from California was arrested by Salem Tabri police for committing a fraud and raping a 24-year-old woman, resident of Ashok Nagar...
Philadelphia Inquirer,: Wagner, 65, is charged with 30 counts of mail fraud - one count for each of 30 bills Peco believes were wrongly calculated as a result of his alleged tampering...
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 DEUTERONOMY - LoveToKnow Article on DEUTERONOMY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This book was long the storm-centre of Pentateuchal criticism, orthodox scholars boldly asserting that any who questioned its Mosaic authorship reduced it to the level of a pious fraud.
Many argue that D was written immediately before it was found and that, in fact, it was put into the temple for the purpose of being found.
This theory gives some plausibility to the charge that the book is a pious fraud.
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 Pious Frauds
The other son — the pious fraud — pays lip service to his father, promising to work, but fails to carry through with his promise.
A person becomes a "pious fraud" when religious externals — verbal expressions, clothing, articles, practices — become more important in themselves than a responsive interior religious devotion.
Christ warns of certain pious frauds: "Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and to have salutations in the market places and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers.
www.catholicexchange.com /vm/index.asp?vm_id=6&art_id=15595   (524 words)

 Joseph Smith - the prophet puzzle
Despite the apparent evidence of conscious fraud, I would caution against viewing Smith's activity as a treasure seer in either/or terms, for it is possible that Smith was both deluded and deceptive in his operations.
The advantages of the fortunate Fall for the pious fraud are obvious, and Smith was perhaps attracted to it because it seemed to justify the ethically contradictory actions of his own mission.
Applied to Smith's pious fraud, his reasoning perhaps went something like the following: those who believe the Book of Mormon and repent, regardless of the book's true origin, will be saved and not suffer in hell, or, perhaps of more immediate concern, will not be destroyed at Jesus' appearing.
www.lds-mormon.com /vogel.shtml   (4934 words)

 Pious Fraud? - DTM :<| (Weblog of Dan Fingerman)
This tiny woman had devoted her life to caring for "the poorest of the poor," built a charity network that spans 120 countries, and was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, but no miracle, no sainthood.
All are in perfect accord with the generally-prescribed course of treatment in conventional (western) medicine in the region.
In the most notorious episode, the money she received from Charles Keating, who was then convicted and imprisoned for fraud in the Savings and Loan scandal, was never returned despite an official request to her from the deputy district attorney of Los Angeles County.
www.danfingerman.com /dtm/archives/000024.html   (1865 words)

 Point magazine for Sep 1952 edited by Fr Leonard Feeney
He is the Pious Fraud — the Catholic who pretends to have the Faith, is assumed to have it, but who hasn’t a glimmer of it.
It is not numerical superiority that makes the Pious Fraud the most prominent member of the Church in America, for he is not the common garden-variety of American Catholic.
But what he lacks in numbers, the Pious Fraud more than makes up for (1) in influence (he is the type and exemplar of American Catholicism; he has stamped it, molded it, and made it what it is), and (2) in ubiquity.
www.fatherfeeney.org /point/52-sep.html   (2262 words)

 Rome - Vol III, Chapter XXXVII, Part 4
They ascribed their own polemical works to the most venerable names of Christian antiquity; the characters of Athanasius and Augustin were awkwardly personated by Vigilius and his disciples; 113 and the famous creed, which so clearly expounds the mysteries of the Trinity and the Incarnation, is deduced, with strong probability, from this African school.
Her tender complaints, and the weighty arguments of Le ander, archbishop of Seville, accomplished his conversion and the heir of the Gothic monarchy was initiated in the Nicene faith by the solemn rites of confirmation.
138 The wealth which they accumulated by trade, and the management of the finances, invited the pious avarice of their masters; and they might be oppressed without danger, as they had lost the use, and even the remembrance, of arms.
www.cca.org /cm/rome/vol3/ch3704.html   (2290 words)

 Crimes of Christianity: Pious Forgeries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Frauds were praiseworthy if they were pious; and, in the words of Mosheim, those who wished to shine forth most eminently as true Christians "deemed it a pious act to employ deception and fraud in support of piety."
The "greatest and most pious teachers" of the fourth century, says Mosheim, were "nearly all of them infected with this leprosy" of fraud; and, even Ambrose, Hilary, Jerome, Gregory Nazianzen, and Augustine cannot be excepted.
Never, in the annals of fraud, was there a more disgusting imposture than this, of forcibly suppressing a man's real opinions, and attributing to him opinions which he opposed, in the interest of a creed which he despised.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~freethought/foote/crimes/c4.htm   (5014 words)

 Fraud Quotes & Quotations compiled by GIGA
Whoever commits a fraud is guilty not only of the particular injury to him who he deceives, but of the diminution of that confidence which constitutes not only the ease but the existence of society.
It is with pious fraud as with a bad action; it begets a calamitous necessity of going on.
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
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 Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet (excerpts)
For me, the most compelling evidence against unconscious fraud is the existence of the Book of Mormon plates themselves as an objective artifact which Joseph allowed his family and friends and even critics to handle while it was covered with a cloth or concealed in a box.
The reason the pious fraud concept has not been fully considered in the past is because it is difficult to imagine why someone would deceive in God's name while simultaneously holding sincere religious beliefs.
From the first preachers the fraud went on to the second and to the third, till the idea of its being a pious fraud became lost in the belief of being true.
www.signaturebooks.com /excerpts/making-prophet.html   (13294 words)

 The Joe Nickell Files: Miracles
Sadly, many of these cases are "pious frauds" perpetrated either by good-intentioned but misguided individuals, by disturbed people, or by those simply seeking the spotlight.
There were no surveillance cameras on it, but there was a presumption that perhaps this was a pious fraud.
It was never proven that he was definitely a fraud; when doctors examined him they thought the wounds were unconvincing.
www.scifidimensions.com /Feb01/jnf_miracles.htm   (2746 words)

 Thomas Jefferson: Letter To Dr. Thomas Cooper (On Pious Fraud and Common Law), Monticello, February 10, 1814   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
When I was a student of the law, now half a century ago, after getting through Coke Littleton, whose matter cannot be abridged, I was in the habit of abridging and common-placing what I read meriting it, and of sometimes mixing my own reflections on the subject.
In truth, the alliance between Church and State in England has ever made their judges accomplices in the frauds of the clergy; and even bolder than they are.
For instead of being contented with these four surreptitious chapters of Exodus, they have taken the whole leap, and declared at once that the whole Bible and Testament in a lump, make a part of the common law; ante 873: the first judicial declaration of which was by this same Sir Matthew Hale.
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 Catia Rivas pious fraud, stigmatic channeler
Catalina Rivas is almost certainly a pious fraud.
If asked how it is possible for her to have the stigmata and be a pious fraud, the answer is that she does not truly suffer inexplicable wounds.
Rivas also has the support of Dr. Ricardo Castañón Gómez of La Paz, Bolivia, who is known as a former atheist and one with a keen eye for pious frauds.
skepdic.com /rivas.html   (1213 words)

This Tobias was a very pious and stubborn Israelite of the Captivity, who, before departing, had cached all his available cash with his kinsman Gabelus, of Rages, a city of the Medes, "taking a note of his hand" for its repayment on demand.
This pious Israelite had the customary recourse to religions forgery; he forged a letter in the name of one Aristeas, an official of Ptolemy II, Philadelphus, the Greek king of Egypt, 285-247 B.C., purporting to be addressed to his brother, Philocrates, and giving a marvelous history of the Translation.
These frauds of translation and others, have been thoroughly examined and supported by numerous texts from the original Hebrew, and falsified verses of the English versions, in my 'Is It God's Word?,' to which references must be made for a more complete treatment than is here pertinent.
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 Zaadz Quotes by Topic - Fraud Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better lose all and save character.
The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, and to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law."
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 Pastor Paul T. McCain
Cyberbrethren: The Pious Lie
Persons familiar with the Lutheran theologian Hermann Sasse will recognize the phrase, "the pious lie." It was one of his favorite ways of expressing deep dismay, concern and protest with the "pronouncements" made by ecumenical groups.
The JDDJ could not and did not even provide a definition of key words such as "grace" and "faith!" It is absurd to suggest, to believe or in any to imply, that this document is at all a faithful Lutheran declaration of the very heart and soul of the Christian faith.
It is a fraud, a pious lie, a lie cloaked in spiritual language and pious sentiment.
paulmccain.worldmagblog.com /paulmccain/archives/008042.html   (263 words)

Hypocrisy; (falsehood); pietism, cant, pious fraud; lip devotion, lip service, lip reverence; misdevotion, formalism, austerity; sanctimony, sanctimoniousness; adj; pharisaism, precisianism; sabbatism, sabbatarianism; odium theologicum, sacerdotalism; bigotry; (obstinacy), (prejudice); blue laws.
Irony; half truth, white lie, pious fraud; mental reservation; (concealment).
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 Their Hollow Inheritance
It is a certain fact that several readings in our common printed text are nothing more than alterations made by Origen, whose authority was so great in the Christian Church (A.D. 230) that emendations which he proposed, though, as he himself acknowledged, they were supported by the evidence of no manuscript, were very generally received.
Not long after Christ's ascension into heaven, several histories of his life and doctrines, full of pious frauds and fabulous wonders, were composed by persons whose intentions perhaps were not bad, but whose writings discovered the greatest superstition and ignorance.
Such pious frauds were very common among Christians even in the first three centuries; and a forgery of this nature, with the view above mentioned, seems natural and probable.
www.drazin.com /chap1.phtml   (1870 words)

 atlantis fraud - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
...to Beringer as to one indifferent to fraud and caught up in the blind greed of curiosity...brink of destruction" with their charges of fraud, but he did not doubt that he would prevail...Valentin Hehn, seemed innocent of all fraud.
Bacons new Atlantis succeeded, and, as Bacon anticipated...promises, a philosophers pious fraud which had taken over Europe...willingness to employ pious fraud.
One role of a corporate law firm is to...return to an issuer itself for engaging in fraud in the offering of securities.
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