Facts, Failures and Frauds: Revelations, Financial, Mercantile, Criminal

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Groombridge & sons, 1859 - Corporations - 727 pages
 

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Page 129 - Seas for any Term not exceeding Fourteen Years nor less than Seven Years, or to suffer such other Punishment by Fine or Imprisonment, or by both, as the Court shall award...
Page 130 - Society, for safe custody, or for any special purpose without any authority to sell, negotiate, transfer, or pledge, shall in violation of good faith, and contrary to the object or purpose for which such Chattel, Security, or Power of Attorney shall...
Page 115 - ... years; and, if a male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.
Page 129 - That if any Money, or Security for the Payment of Money, shall be entrusted to any Banker, Merchant, Broker, Attorney, or other Agent, with any Direction in Writing to apply such Money,
Page 129 - Part thereof respectively, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanour, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable...
Page 130 - ... shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to any of the punishments which the Court may award, as hereinbefore last mentioned.
Page 130 - Kingdom or of Great Britain or of Ireland or of any Foreign State), or in any Fund of any Body Corporate, Company, or Society...
Page 130 - Agent as aforesaid, shall prevent, lessen, or impeach any Remedy at Law or in Equity which any Party aggrieved by any such Offence might or would have had if this Act had not been passed ; but nevertheless the Conviction of any such...
Page 107 - In order to keep up the credit of our house, I have forged powers of attorney for the above sums and parties, and sold out to the amount here stated, and without the knowledge of my partners. I kept up the payment of the dividends, but made no entries of such payments in our books.
Page 253 - I authorize you to take possession of all my letters papers property ic &c in this house and at Wilkinsons and 18 Cannon Street. " Return my Brother his letters to me and all other papers — The prayers of one so wicked could not avail or I would seek to pray for those I leave after me and who will have to suffer such agony and all owing to my criminal acts. " Oh that I had never quitted Ireland— Oh that I had resisted the first attempts to launch me into speculations. " If I had had less talents...

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