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David Olshansky

Organizer of an Aggravated Vehicle Theft Conspiracy

Governed by the Illinois Vehicle Code 625 Ilcs 5/4-103.3

A person commits the offense of organizer of a vehicle theft conspiracy if the person commits Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle with the agreement of 3 or more persons; or the person is known by other co-conspirators as the organizer, supervisor, financier or otherwise leader of the conspiracy.

No person may be convicted of organizer of a vehicle theft conspiracy unless an overt act in furtherance of the agreement is alleged and proved to have been committed by him or by a co conspirator, and the accused is part of a common plan or scheme to engage in the unlawful activity.

It shall not be a defense to organizer of a vehicle theft conspiracy that the person or persons with whom the accused is alleged to have conspired has not been prosecuted or convicted, has been convicted of a different offense, is not amenable to justice, has been acquitted, or lacked the capacity to commit an offense.

A person may be convicted and sentenced for both the offense of Organizer of a Vehicle Theft Conspiracy and any other offense which is the object of the conspiracy.

Organizer of a vehicle theft conspiracy is a Class X felony punishable by 6 to 30 years in the state penitentiary.