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    charged for/with

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced that a civilian clerical officer was on Thursday charged in court for forgery, cheating, criminal breach of trust and conversion of proceeds of crime in the course of his employment with the ministry.

    Is 'for' correct? I was taught that it should be 'charged with'?

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    Re: charged for/with

    I have always used "charged with" as well, but I cannot say for certain whether or not "charged for" is incorrect.
    Let's wait for our colleagues.

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    Re: charged for/with

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    I have always used "charged with" as well, but I cannot say for certain whether or not "charged for" is incorrect.
    Let's wait for our colleagues.
    I'd say "charged with".

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    Re: charged for/with

    I'd say that 'charged for' is not natural English in that context.

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    Re: charged for/with

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    I have always used "charged with" as well, but I cannot say for certain whether or not "charged for" is incorrect.
    Let's wait for our colleagues.
    Agree. charged with/arrested for

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