Many people don't understand the consequences of filing fraudulent tax returns.
Guilty officials having been severely punished, the fraudulent creditors of the government remained to be dealt with.
Banishment and change of place had already diminished Petracco's fortune, which was never large; and a fraudulent administration of his estate after his death left the two heirs in almost complete destitution.
Even something as small as cashing a fraudulent check can get you in big trouble.
But he removed a horde of fraudulent contractors, kept the armies in the field well equipped, and infused energy into procrastinating generals.