Senator Clune said: "Many banks bent the rules
in order to provide mortgages during the property bubble, "This was especially so in the case of buy-to-let properties whereby people were being given a second or third mortgage when they should not in actuality have qualified for those mortgages.
Reporting from Moscow, Julia Ioffe makes no attempt to sugarcoat Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the half-Jewish Russian oligarch laid low by two politicized trials, in her profile today in Tablet Magazine: The man undeniably bent the rules
, almost certainly broke some laws, and entirely possibly got blood on his hands on his road to becoming his country's richest man in the late 1990s.
Even if the family had bent the rules
- they hadn't - would this have been "criminal activity?
So how can anyone say UEFA has bent the rules
in favour of the Reds?
In exchange for big-money investments, Spitzer said, several mutual funds bent the rules
applied to most investors and allowed Canary to make after-hours trades and short-term ``in and out'' deals.
But, in a pervading culture among the Prince's staff of accepting gifts and hospitality, Mr Fawcett bent the rules
, the report said.
Under pressure to keep the good times rolling, Rohr bent the rules
Immigration consultant Jack Plancey said last night: "Jack Straw bent the rules
for Tyson, but he can't bend the rules all the time.
Yesterday, MoD insiders dismissed claims by the European Commission they had bent the rules
in order to give Govan and other British yards a chance of winning the pounds 300million roll-on, roll-off ferry order.
I suspect there have always been great dancers who bent the rules
of the ideal body type.
Amid reports of a potential takeover of Quinn Insurance Limited by Ireland's nationalised Anglo Irish Bank, the group dismissed claims it bent the rules
to suit its own interests.
n Mr Fawcett, the prince's personal assistant, bent the rules
but was ``not guilty'' of financial impropriety.
How they did it, how much personal fame and riches they received and how much they bent the rules
are questions many of these people cannot answer forthrightly under an ever-increasing scrutiny.
Anti-rape groups were furious earlier this year when Home Secretary Jack Straw bent the rules
to admit the ex-convict for a bout in Manchester.
Plenty of sportsmen along the way have bent the rules
in their favour.