misprision of a felony

misprision of a felony

n. concealing another's felony (serious crime) from law enforcement officers. (See: felony, aid and abet, accessory)

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Misprision of a felony criminalizes having knowledge of a felony and concealing it.
But by the end of the year, Rickenbach had offered to plead guilty to a much reduced charge of misprision of a felony --essentially failure to report a crime --and all charges against Whitehead had been dismissed in exchange for his promise to testify against Heald and Paul.
In common law, the concept of "misprision of a felony" provides that it is a crime to either prevent a felony from being committed or to fail to report the offender to the authorities after the commission of the crime, but without such previous concert as to make the person an accessory before or after the fact.
Byer was suspended for a period of three years nunc pro tunc June 20, 2006, based on his plea of guilty to the federal charge of misprision of a felony. Byer petitioned for reinstatement from such suspension in or about November 2011.
District Court in Eugene to the crime of misprision of a felony for knowing about the crime and failing to report it.
O'Bireck faced a maximum of 3 years in prison for pleading guilty to one count of misprision of a felony.
The government, unhappy with the surprise defense witnesses who emerged from the restaurant cellar, initially threatened the witnesses and us with prosecution for obstruction of justice and the ancient but little-known crime of "misprision of a felony." (The latter offense is committed when a citizen witnesses a felony and fails to report it to the government, although the courts generally have required a bit more active obstruction than merely withholding information.) When the prosecutors came to their senses (after their superiors in Washington became aware of the widely reported disaster), they dropped these charges and instead indicted Collatos once more - this time for his perjury in the Anzalone trial.
(7) Thus the federal crime of statutory misprision of a felony has come more closely to resemble the crime of being an accessory after the fact than common law misprision of felony.
Rickenbach has offered to plead guilty to a single count of misprision of a felony --essentially failing to report that his boss, the late Scooter Stuart, falsified the bank's call reports.
On May 11, 2006, Paley was suspended for a period of three years nunc pro tunc August 2, 2005, based on his federal felony conviction for misprision of a felony.
Angela pled guilty a few days later to one count of misprision of a felony.
Paley was suspended for three years pursuant to a May 11, 2006, order after pleading guilty to misprision of a felony in violation of 18 U.S.C.