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co-conspiracy elements

What are the elements of co-conspiracy for the state of Minnesota

Asked on 9/19/06, 2:07 pm

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Thomas C. Gallagher Gallagher Criminal Defense Services
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Re: criminal conspiracy elements

See generally:

Minnesota Statutes Section 609.175

http://ros.leg.mn/bin/getpub.php?pubtype=STAT_CHAP_SEC&year=current§ion=609.175

You could check an online legal dictionary, or caselaw. A basic definition of conspiracy would be an agreement of two or more people to commit an act. A criminal conspiracy would be an agreement of two or more people to commit a criminal act. A criminal conspiracy is generally required to be evidenced (proven) by an "overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy" (plan).

Prosecutors sometimes allege incredibly big conspiracies supposedly connecting people together in a criminal plan, who have never even met each other. I have handled cases where that was true.

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Answered on 9/20/06, 5:36 pm


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