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conspirator

n. a person or entity who enters into a plot with one or more other people or entities to commit illegal acts, legal acts with an illegal object, or using illegal methods, to the harm of others. Conspirators may range from small-time bootleggers to electronics companies meeting to fix prices in violation of anti-trust laws. (See conspiracy)

conspirator

noun abettor, colluder, complotter, confederate, coniuratus, conniver, deceiver, intrigant, machinator, plotter, schemer, spy, strategist
See also: abettor, coactor, confederate, conspirer
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These letters were used to deceive the financial institutions into believing that the purchaser -- typically a conspirator or entity controlled by Goodson -- had the credit necessary for the transaction.
The ruling, he said, also provides that the admission of a conspirator must be proven with evidence other than the admission itself and that it has been made while the declarant was engaged in carrying out the conspiracy.
Mold Crown Court was told he had been directed to meet couriers making deliveries of drugs from Wales on at least 35 occasions and the defendant would also deposit money into the bank account of the main conspirator William O'Brien from Wrexham.
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that he recently received a telephone call threatening him over his statement on the hanging of Parliament attack conspirator Afzal Guru.
The Conspirator is a fascinating true story of a shameful episode in America's legal history when the Constitution was torn to shreds in the name of so-called national unity.
Initially, he views her with contempt, believing her guilty of the crime, but when it emerges that her son John(Johnny Simmons) is one of the alleged conspirators and he eluded capture, Aiken wonders if Mary is being put on the stand to flush her boy out of hiding.
Aiken realises his client may be innocent and is being used as bait in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her son, John (Johnny Simmons).
Also starring Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson and Toby Kebbell, The Conspirator delivers messages about the perils of trampling civil rights in times of national crisis, scaring up comparisons with 9/11 and Guantanamo.
THE CONSPIRATOR (12A) FOLLOWING the assassination of US president Abraham Lincoln, killer John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) is hunted down with his co-conspirators.
DRAMA THE CONSPIRATOR 2hrs 3mins Certificate: 12A Starring: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Tom Wilkinson, Danny Huston Director: Robert Redford Star rating: ?
This edition's preface briefly discusses historical issues that emerged during the making of the film The Conspirator.
Any parallels to today arose entirely from the story unfolding in "The Conspirator," he said.