Shyster

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Shyster

1. A crook or a con man who tries to sell inferior goods or to cheat customers.

2. A corrupt lawyer or politician.
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17, 2013, has filed charges against Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli for calling him a charlatan.
For how long are these charlatans masquerading as human rights activists, political pundits, perceptive observers, objective analysts and sensitive commentators to keep up with their abominable misleading and cruel talk?
We'll be playing songs from the new album with a few Charlatans tracks on the list," says Burgess - news that will delight fans of both the Charlatans and his solo work.
THE Charlatans play The Citadel, St Helens, on Wednesday.
In the late 90s The Charlatans were playing sold out shows at Wembley and Manchester Arena so it was somewhat of a coup for the little old Picturedrome to host two consecutive gigs last Thursday and Friday.
Gentilcore finds a range of views toward charlatans 'among their contemporaries, expressed in plays, sermons, medical treatises, and other written works.
Led by the charismatic Tim Burgess, The Charlatans boast a huge fan base worldwide, and organisers say the 3,000 tickets for the Dubai concert are expected to sell out.
To the modern mind, uttering the word "alchemy" conjures images of a remote past filled with charlatans claiming to turn base metals into gold through their craft.
IN CANAILLES ET CHARLATANS, Kangni Alem continues the story of Heloise, half French, half Togolese, who, in Cola Cola Jazz (2003), traveled to West Africa to find her father.
The Musician As Entrepreneur, 1700-1914: Managers, Charlatans and Idealists, edited by William Weber.
Highly recommended especially for parents who want to avoid hype and charlatans in favor of proven techniques to nurture their children's talents.
It is one of the few chances fans will get to see major acts such as Primal Scream, Ian Brown, Badly Drawn Boy, Ian Brown and The Charlatans in intimate settings.