Conspiracy, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2(a)

The Conspiracy against Oropastes,
By Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo
(c. 1486 - c. 1542) [Public domain],
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Conspiracy Conviction

Convicted at trial by jury of second degree conspiracy to steal cash, narcotics, and weapons from drug dealers, ex-Newark cop Darius Smith was sentenced August 10, 2012, according to

Smith must serve three years probation, pay a $5,000.00 fine, and is barred from future New Jersey public employment, according to news reports.

Hon. Peter Ryan, J.S.C., sentenced Smith in the third degree range because the jury found Smith stole less than $200, reported

New Jersey law provides two definitions of conspiracy.

A person is guilty of conspiracy if, with the purpose to promote or facilitate a crime, a person either:
  1. agrees with another person or persons that they or one or more of them will engage in conduct which constitutes such crime or an attempt or solicitation to commit such crime; or
  2. agrees to aid another person or persons in the planning or commission of such crime or of an attempt or solicitation to commit such crime.
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