a friend was charged with drugs & conspiracy (federal charges), the first 90 days they did not name a co-conspirator, then later they named his associate. Since then all of his drug charges have been dismissed except the conspiracy charge which we are currently trying to use this as an objection to the R&R for a possible dismissal ruling.
Federal Crime Lawyer
Yes; an alleged co-conspirator may be added to an indictment at any time before trial, or not be indicted at all and disclosed by the Government only when the statutes, rules or other law require disclosure, such as the Government's discovery obligations regarding arguably favorable information to the defendant, etc.)
Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.
NATIONAL FEDERAL DEFENSE GROUP
DUI / DWI Attorney
Yes, in South Carolina, the hand of one is the hand of all, meaning that if you are named in a conspiracy, they can charge you with a crime.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Yes, the government may add co-conspirators as defendants, or even remove defendants that were originally accused in the conspiracy.