plea bargain

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(criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge

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And those checks to Reed totaled $832,000, the plea agreement said.
On the other hand, relative to "criminal prosecution" by plea agreement, there is the concern that "deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements limit the punitive and deterrent value of the government's law enforcement efforts and extinguish the societal condemnation that should accompany criminal prosecution.
His plea agreement has been made public and confirms he agreed to work undercover from December 2011.
The proposed legislation would require federal courts to inform the defendant that, despite the appellate waiver, the defendant can still bring an appeal based on a breach by the government of the plea agreement, a flaw in the entry of the plea that could deem it involuntary, or based on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel.
The plea agreement she negotiated in Summit County will be canceled, he said.
As part of the plea agreement, Credit Suisse acknowledged that "for decades prior to and through 2009, it operated an illegal cross-border banking business that knowingly and willfully aided and assisted thousands of US clients in opening and maintaining undeclared accounts and concealing their offshore assets and income from the IRS.
In her plea agreement, Curtis confessed that she issued about 100 PCFCU checks totaling at least $780,697 for her personal use from 2008 to 2011, including two checks totaling about $226,400 that were deposited into a bank account belonging to her mother, Janet Long.
NYSE:RDC) today announced that, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), it entered guilty pleas to three felony counts in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, in connection with environmental violations related to maintenance and operations of the offshore drilling rig Rowan-Midland during the period from 2002 through 2004.
Along the way, Rand claims he was forced into the plea agreement in the first place because his attorney was ill-prepared to go to trial to prove his alleged innocence.
One patient in Kansas who was infected with hepatitis C genetically linked to Kwiatkowski's strain died and the infection played a ''contributing role'' in the patient's death, the plea agreement said.
544 billion from plea agreements resolving certain criminal cases arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
As part of his plea agreement, Sugerman admitted to defrauding clients out of $120,000, including thousands of dollars in hours he billed but didn't work.
ASP entered into a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice involving a Clean Water Act violation related to ASP's pretreatment of wastewater discharged to the City of Atlanta for treatment.
for Gulf Coast environmental restoration under a plea agreement accepted by a federal court judge today.
Our federal courthouse bureau reports a couple of subtle points in the plea agreement that former University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin reached with prosecutors before pleading guilty to two felonies last week.