19 July 2004

United States v. Tucker (4th Cir; 14 July 2004)

Subject: Can a conspiracy be found in a situation wherein the Defendant could not be convicted of the completed act?
To convict of conspiracy . . . the government is only required to prove an agreement to violate the law, an overt act, and willingness to participate in the conspiracy. Proof of a conspiracy does not require proof that the object of the conspiracy was achieved or could have been achieved, only that the parties agreed to achieve it.
[comment] Pretty straight forward.

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