Illegal Act


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Illegal Act

An act in violation of a law in the jurisdiction in which it is committed. Examples of illegal acts include theft, or the unauthorized taking of property, perjury, or lying under oath, and murder. The criminality of some illegal acts (notably fraud, theft and others) helps to ensure smooth operation of businesses.
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The law dictates a manslaughter charge if an illegal act causes a death.
However, when specific information raises questions about a possible illegal act, the auditor is required to obtain an understanding of the nature of an act, the circumstances involved and other information necessary to evaluate its financial statement effect.
As far as the company was concerned (and the courts had agreed), no illegal act had occurred.
The bill amends Section 27 of the Wildlife Act which reads that "Any person who shall induce another or conspire to commit any of the following illegal acts or suffer their workers to commit any of the same, shall be liable in the same manner as the one actually performing the act.
The bench said it would avail the services of CBI officers for scrutiny of the transcripts to classify as to which conversations were private and which revealed illegal acts.
Another victim told how he touched her, performed an illegal act upon her, and she told how she was disgusted by what he was doing.
But if a leaker tries to use a journalist as part of an illegal act - for example, by disclosing a tax return or the name of a CIA agent so that it can be published - then the journalist may be ordered to testify.
In addition to the two new standards, ARSC also has issued an interpretation of SSARS 10 to provide guidance as to the steps the accountant should take to perform the required communication when, during performance of a compilation or a review engagement, the accountant suspects that a fraud or an illegal act may have occurred.
The request for withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment put forth by the family, as in Grandma's case, burdens physicians with fear that they would be committing an illegal act of physician-assisted suicide by doing so.
Naked short selling is the illegal act of short selling a stock when no affirmative determination has been made to locate shares of the stock to hypothecate in connection with the short sale.
Interior secretary has no authority to appoint any person on this important post while he has committed an illegal act by appointing son of IG Islamabad as director bomb disposal squad.
In a standard open-market transaction where a loss results from an illegal act by management, the seller must have been aware of the fraudulent nature of the investment for there to be criminal intent.