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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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.
Misprision of a felony is still defined as a crime under 18 United States Code (USC) section 4, which provides that "whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
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.
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.
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.
who pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony and mail fraud on July 14, 2006.
Admitted to practice: 1973) On or about Feb 25, Paley pied guilty to misprision of a felony and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and ordered to attend a drug treatment program while incarcerated.