Conspiracy is an agreement by two or more people to commit an unlawful act. There is one Federal conspiracy statute (18 U.S.C. § 371) as well as many other statutes that prohibit specific types of conspiracies such as conspiracy to distribute controlled substances (21 U.S.C. § 846) and conspiracy to commit mail fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1349). In order to secure a conviction under the main Federal conspiracy statute (18 U.S.C. § 371) the prosecutor must show: an agreement, an unlawful plan, knowledge and intent, and an overt act.
Federal Prosecutors are strongly prosecuting offenses such as money laundering conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)) in connection with fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications submitted seeking millions of dollars in forgivable loans. Federal criminal complaints have been filed in New York, Florida, Washington, D.C. and throughout the nation accusing individuals for their alleged participation in those conspiracies. Not all the conspiracy statutes are the same and each state also has its own conspiracy statutes. You must make sure that you hire an experienced Federal criminal defense lawyer to represent you if you have been charged with conspiracy.
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