Straw Man

(n). The term ‘straw man’ is used to represent a person who acts by receiving a title to a property, business right, or interest of any sort on behalf of another person, who for any reason cannot do such acts directly. For example a man with criminal record will not get a license for liquor business, then such person will apply for a licenses in somebody’s name, who has no criminal past. Such persons are called straw man. In these cases real owner controls all activities though it is not in his name.