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  • s  concocted with intent to deceive
    trumped-up charges

  • Also like Rybakov, he was arrested on a trumped-up infraction and sentenced to three years in Siberian villages.
  • Then came the trial, on trumped-up charges of treason, spying and black-marketeering, of a man who had obviously been tortured to his physical and mental limits.
  • Such slowdowns (usually over trumped-up reasons) had harassed Chicago's dailies for weeks, since their contracts with the powerful International Typographical Union had expired.
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  • Fort Lauderdale, 3 cops sued over traffic arrest
    The city and three of its police officers are being sued in federal court by a man who claims he was stopped for trumped-up reasons two years ago, mainly because he was driving through the "inner city" after midnight in a Mercedes Benz.        
    June 26, 2013 - Sun-Sentinel

  • Don Young in FOXNews
    He's the best thing for the Senate. Alaskans know this: This is a trumped-up charge,Young said.
  • Dana Perino in New York Times
    Taking advantage of the anniversary of the speech in which Mr. Bush did not say "mission accomplished" is "a trumped-up political stunt that is the height of cynicism," Ms. Perino said today aboard Air Force One.
  • Abraham Foxman in MSNBC
    We need to erase this act of racism that sent an American citizen to prison on a trumped-up charge because of a resentment that existed because he happened to be a world champion heavyweight boxer and the first African-American to achieve this... John McCain U.S. News & World Report Apr 1, 2009 102322 135826 trumpeter We welcome Barack Obama's condemnation of the anti-Semitic rhetoric of Minister Louis Farrakhan, and his making clear that he did not agree with his church's decision to honor Farrakhan with the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award," said...

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