New York high court expands co-conspirator’s exception to hearsay rule 

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Barry Kamins has this piece in the New York Law Journal. 

In a case of first impression, the New York Court of Appeals has expanded the co-conspirator’s exception to the hearsay rule. Adopting the federal rule, the court held that, subject to certain conditions discussed below, a statement made by a co-conspirator of a defendant, prior to the defendant’s joining the conspiracy or after the defendant’s active involvement has ceased, is admissible when offered to prove the conspiracy or the object crime.


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