aiding and abetting


: helping and encouraging
She is charged with aiding and abetting the thief in his getaway.

Examples of aiding and abetting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two women who previously pleaded guilty in connection with the killing of a Minnesota man during an attempt to steal drugs were released from prison last week after their sentences were reduced under a new state that redefines aiding and abetting murder. Louis Casiano, Fox News, 13 Feb. 2024 Boder, now 35, was found guilty of aiding and abetting intentional second-degree murder in the September 2019 shooting death of Timothy Jon Nelson, 33, in West Duluth. Tom Olsen, Twin Cities, 5 Feb. 2024 The Colorado court ruled, in a 4-3 decision, that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection by aiding and abetting the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, that had the express intent of preventing Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election. Jeffrey Boutwell, Baltimore Sun, 18 Jan. 2024 Wilson-Branch, who had an extensive criminal record as a juvenile, pleaded guilty on Aug. 4 to two counts of aiding and abetting carjacking, and admitted to aiding and abetting a third carjacking. Kristi Miller, Twin Cities, 3 Feb. 2024 Smith, also of New Haven, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting Hobbs Act robbery and one count of aiding and abetting the carrying, using, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, authorities said. Staff Reports, Hartford Courant, 4 Jan. 2024 El Reda is charged with conspiring to provide and providing material support to Hezbollah, aiding and abetting the receipt of military-type training from Hezbollah, and conspiring to receive military training from the terrorist organization. Perry Stein, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2023 Kueng and Lane later pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting manslaughter charges in state court, avoiding a trial. Holly Bailey, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2023 The counts listed in the suit are violations of the Exchange Act, breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, abuse of control, and gross management. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Aiding and abetting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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