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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Le gouverneur de Ben Arous a annonce qu'il a adresse un courrier a la municipalite lui demandant de faire usage de son autorite pour faire cesser l'activite du charlatan.
More to the point, who is leading the Baloch insurgencies that have got from these charlatans the label of an outcome of frustration of the Baloch driven to the wall?
In his March 27 speech, Bahceli said, referring to Zarrab: "So a charlatan came from Iran.
Agissant sur informations, les policiers ont surpris le charlatan en flagrant delit, exercant son [beaucoup moins que]metier[beaucoup plus grand que] de la discorde et du malheur, profitant de la detresse des gens, notamment, le sexe faible.
Unlike apothecaries, who were governed by the regulations for guilds, the charlatan developed clever strategies not only to produce, but also to market, his wares.
Some wanted to know more, others wondered how we could have been taken in by such an obvious charlatan.
Greene discovered the charlatan catkin while studying insect-eating birds.
A charlatan is a manager who spends PS40m to be a top 10 club and then sees the club sink into the relegation zone.
Di Canio claimed it is O'Neill who is the charlatan for spending PS40million and producing a relegation threatened team which the Italian then guided to safety.
THE Charlatans are going back to where it all started with a run of special gigs at a tiny venue in Northwich, and tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 3) at 10am.