coconspirator’s rule – an exception to the hearsay rule: one conspirator’s acts and statements, if made during and in furtherance of the conspiracy, are admissible against a codefendant even if made in the codefendant’s absence

 

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coconspirator’s exception:
(1954)

1. An exception to the hearsay rule whereby one conspirator’s acts and statements, if made during and in furtherance of the conspiracy, are admissible against a codefendant even if the statements are made in the codefendant’s absence.  See Fed. R. Evid. 801(d)(2)(E). — aka coconspirator’s rule.  See HEARSAY. [1]

1. The rule of evidence that statements made by a person involved in a conspiracy may be used as evidence of he guilt of all the conspirators. [2]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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