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CO-DEFENDANT. One who is made defendant in an action with another person.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Sirleaf made a request through his mother former President Johnson - Sirleaf to the Legislature to print LRD$5,000,000,000 to replace mutilated legacy notes.The indictment says both the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate through joint resolutions granted approval to the CBL.A contract was executed with co-defendant Crane Currency for the amount of US$5,210,000 for the purpose of printing LRD$5,000,000,000.
"I went with him (the co-defendant) and we bought a ticket.
DeMarco got involved in stalled plea negotiations between the prosecution and a co-defendant and offered leniency in sentencing "on the condition that he testify truthfully against defendant at his trial," according to the 2017 decision.
His 15-year-old co-defendant will remain in juvenile court unless a judge grants prosecutors' request to transfer it.
The woman told judges she was falsely accused of the charges after she refused to snitch on her co-defendant.
Their co-defendants Shaminder Singh, 40, of Cornwall Street, Cardiff, and Christopher Smith, 34, of Caerau Court Cardiff, also deny murder.
Co-defendant Michael Slattery Jr pleaded guilty in New York and last January was sentenced to 14 months in prison.
A man on trial for fraudulent bankruptcy opened fire in Milan's courthouse, killing his lawyer, a co-defendant and a judge before being captured 15 miles away as he fled on a motorbike.
A man on trial for fraudulent bankruptcy opened fire in a Milan courthouse, killing his lawyer, a co-defendant and a judge before escaping amid the chaos, The Guardian reports.
The defence team for two other leading Muslim Brotherhood members -- Mohamed Al-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy -- have asked that judges recuse themselves in two cases in which Morsi is a co-defendant. They are facing charges of espionage and escaping from prison.
The axed X Factor judge and former N-Dubz singer, 25, said she was "looking forward to giving her account" after the hearing in London with rapper co-defendant Mike GLC.
Dmitrichenko has acknowledged he wanted Filin roughed up and had given co-defendant Yuri Zarutsky the go-ahead to hit him, but said he had not wanted acid to be used.