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embezzle (something) from (someone or something)

To steal money from someone or something, often a company or organization. Margaret had been embezzling money from the corporate account for years, but she finally got caught after she claimed her two-month trip to Paris as a business expense. The CEO went to jail after embezzling nearly $18 million from his company.
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embezzle something from someone or something

to steal something from someone or a group. They caught her embezzling funds from the bank. Jerry's business partner embezzled a large sum from their checking account.
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The legal fraternity said that the new law in one stroke has changed the character of embezzlement as a crime.
8 Jack Bologna, How to Detect Embezzlement (Madison, WI: Assets Protection Publishing, 1994), 7-8.
Earlier on February 10, Asif Hashmi was sent back to Pakistan to face charges of embezzlement in the SC after remaining in custody of the Dubai authorities since 2016.
Jeong added that he closed the investigation as his team-led mandate only allowed it to investigate whether Lee was the de facto owner of DAS, not alleged embezzlement or personal corruption.
The committee would also have to recommend action against the persons allegedly involved in the embezzlement.
Labor Minister Mohammad Kabbara in January agreed to initiate legal action against Aoun, who is accused of fraud, forgery, embezzlement and bribery, according to the financial general prosecutor request No.
Hayes was charged with conducting a continuing criminal enterprise, two felony counts of embezzlement of more than $20,000, seven counts of embezzlement of more than $1,000, and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime.
He added that a similar article should also be added to the Private Sector Embezzlement Law.
Swiss prosecutors investigating suspected embezzlement at a Malaysian state investment fund say that $800 million appears to have been misappropriated from investments in natural resources by a former subsidiary.
The Press Syndicate Council secretary general, Gamal Abdel Reheem, said in an official statement that the syndicate has filed a report, on behalf of syndicate head Yahia Qalash, against the head of the finance department and another two journalists accusing them of embezzlement.
It's understandable that employee theft comes most often from financial services firms, at 21 percent of federal employee embezzlement cases, but the highest loss on a case-by-case basis actually comes from the retail industry.
Instead of continuing to remain in prison, Mubarak and his two sons were "slapped a multimillion-dollar fine on Mubarak and his sons to pay back the Egyptian government for embezzlement.
PESHAWAR -- Officials at Khyber Pakhtunkhwas (KP) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) fear embezzlement of upto Rs500 million in the reimbursement of funds allocated to compensate affectees of the 2008 Sherdil operation against militants in Bajaur Agency.
Prosecutors have filed 485 cases of corruption across the country involving embezzlement of funds in the public and private sectors.
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