Pinkerton Rule could be used to prosecute abductors’ family members

July 18, 2011




Below is a link to an interesting article in the Modern Tokyo Times that describes a possible approach to use for prosecuting family members and others who may be engaged in assisting child abductors.

Under the Pinkerton Rule, “each member of a conspiracy can be held criminally liable for the crimes that were committed by other members acting within agreement of the conspiracy”:

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