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frame-up

A situation manipulated so that an innocent person appears to have committed a crime (so that the actual criminal can avoid blame or detection). A: "It's a frame-up, officer, I swear! I would never go to a seedy place like that!" B: "Oh yeah? Then why did we find your fingerprints there?"

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frame-up

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So when the KPK Chairman Antasari Azhar was arrested on a bizarre murder charge over the assassination of the director of a state owned pharmaceutical company, there emerged a story of intrigue, passion, jealousy and betrayal over a female golf caddy, of allegations of hit-jobs and frame-ups allegedly by top police officers and prosecutors from the Attorney GeneralA[sup.3]s Office, followed by the beleaguered KPK Chairman incriminating his own deputies on allegations of abuse of power and bribery, perhaps to try and save himself.
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In a movie-mad society, where some of the most popular screenplays revolve around frame-ups and insider dealings, accepting that real life often isn't like that is hard to swallow.
This splendid evasion is an apt figure for all the frame-ups foiled in Darktown Strutters.
Each reading is designed to be superseded in a few pages or paragraphs, and they telegraph their destiny through a critical vocabulary--"games," "traps," "frame-ups," "shell game" --that slides, much too often, from the ludic or dialogic to the simply devaluative.
More often than not, judges see through the frame-ups and acquit the defendants.
When Mr Sheridan claimed they were part of a plot to topple him Mr Green exploded, saying: "For you to accuse me of monstrous frame-ups is shameful Tommy."
Mr Green then exploded: "For you to turn round and accuse the likes of myself of monstrous frame-ups - for any other socialist, never mind one of your standing - it is an appaling thing to do.
If the FBI's suppression of documents in his case, intentional or not, justifies a timeout, what about the rampant errors in dozens of frame-ups like Burrell's?
Mr Green then exploded: "For you to accuse the likes of myself of monstrous frame-ups, for any other socialist, never mind one of your standing, it is appalling.