misappropriated misappropriated  /ˌmɪs ə ˈproʊ pri ˌeɪ tɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) taken for your own use in violation of a trust

Usage(s):

  1. Forensic auditors estimate that Skehan and later Guinan misappropriated $8.
  2. He also reportedly misappropriated $2.
  3. But the wall was never built, the money's disappeared, and recent press reports have carried allegations that the folks in charge of the effort may have misappropriated it.

News

  1. Cherry Hill lawyer ordered to compensate clients

    A Cherry Hill lawyer suspended from practice was sentenced Friday to time served - five months - and ordered to pay restitution of $1.2 million in funds he misappropriated from clients of his law firm.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Bookkeeper charged with stealing 30,000 from Montco

    NORRISTOWN - A county employee was hauled away in handcuffs when she showed up for work Friday morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse. A months-long investigation of the law library within the courthouse by the county controller uncovered more than $30,000 in misappropriated funds, leading to the arrest of a bookkeeper who is now charged with theft. Barbara Melnyk, 56, of Norristown, was ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Mercury

  3. Montgomery County Courthouse employee arrested for misusing funds

    NORRISTOWN - A county employee was hauled away in handcuffs when she showed up for work Friday morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse. A months-long investigation by the county controller's office of the law library within the courthouse found in excess of $30,000 in misappropriated funds, leading to the arrest of a bookkeeper who is now charged with theft. Barbara Melnyk, 56, of Norristown ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Reporter

Quotes

  1. "We have already reclaimed in full the misappropriated funds safely in accordance with applicable laws and regulations," Han said in his government work report to the annual plenary meeting of the Shanghai People's Congress.
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Han Zheng Source: Shanghai Daily

  2. "If we see gas misappropriated, let me put it plainly, stolen, we will cut transit by that amount. And if it happens continuously, we may again suspend transit," Medvedev said.
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: USA Today

  3. Muddy Waters stated that "Approximately $30 million has been misappropriated since October 2009."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Muddy Waters Source: China Vesting (blog) (press release)

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