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Two guilty pleas expected in KU athletics ticket scandal

Misprision Of A Felony also requires a deliberate concealment of the felony:

Misprision Of A Felony Law & Legal Definition

A misprision of a felony is the concealment of a felony without giving any degree of support to the felony.

To sustain a conviction of misprision of a felony, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:

* that the principal had committed and completed the felony alleged;
* that the defendant had full knowledge of that fact;
* that the defendant failed to notify authorities; and
* that the defendant took affirmative steps to conceal the crime of the principal.

The elements of misprision of a felony, both of which must be proved to support conviction, are:

* concealment of something, such as suppression of evidence or some other positive act; and
* failure to disclose.

Failure to disclose, without active concealment, is not a felony.

July 7, 2010 at 10:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Freshman Jayhawk basketball player gets court date after BB gun incident

The sad part of it all is that Coach Self had told him to go out and enjoy himself, but he still needed to practice his shooting.So he does, and look what it gets him. He figures he'd kill two birds with one stone, so to speak and everyone's all over the poor kid.

August 20, 2008 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New court papers claim Sherron Collins should have been aware of lawsuit

1029 says:I still think KU will be good enough to contend for the Big 12 title next year. I think Collins and Aldrich can almost carry the team, provided neither has problems with foul trouble. Everyone else will be competing for playing time and trying to be a key contributor to tough team defense. Various players will emerge at various points in the season and things will fall into place. Rock Chalk!-----------------------------Collins is already in "Foul" trouble.

July 7, 2008 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alleged victim in Collins case speaks out through attorney

I'm glad you're not a judge riverat.riverat 21 June 2008 at 6:10 p.m:Were I the judge assigned to hear this case, I would have immediately thrown out the charge against Mr. Collins regardless whether Mr. Collins had been present in the courtroom.Here you have a defendant (Mr. Collins) allegedly commiting an assault in May of 2007 and only now does the plaintiff sue for damages:in June of 2008?======================It sounds like you want to be king rather than judge. Judges are to decide based on the law, and the law sets a statute of limitations for civil action at one year.Ms. Brown followed the legal requirements. Mr. Collins didn't. He was served with a legal summons and ignored it. But you would throw out her correctly filed case despite his flaunting of his legal responsibilities?

June 21, 2008 at 6:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Collins tests stalled at KBI

Does this article imply that the first KBI test was for drugs?http://www.cjonline.com/stories/062108/haw_293348438.shtml

June 21, 2008 at 5:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Collins' lawyers answer lawsuit

A question for the legal eagles out there.What are the odds of a defendant receiving an award on a counter claim in cases of this nature?Is it typical? If so is it usually used as a negotiation or public relations tool, a means of running up the plaintiff's legal expenses &/or stress levels in the hopes they'll settle or drop the suit, or do they sometimes prevail on these counter claims?Are these types of counterclaims much of a risk to the plaintiff if the plaintiff is in fact telling the truth?Thanks for any insight(s) that might be provided.

June 21, 2008 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alleged victim in Collins case speaks out through attorney

21 June 2008 at 1:04 p.mUhlrick_Hetfield_III says:"It's one thing to get a judgment, another thing to collect on it. Sherron is a student with nothing of value to take."=====================One way to look at that is to figure that she isn't exactly in it for the money.Maybe she didn't feel she could slap back at a 205 lb basketball player when confined alone in an elevator with him, and feels this is one way to do that, even if her chances of collecting any remuneration from it are remote.

June 21, 2008 at 1:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alleged victim in Collins case speaks out through attorney

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III: 21 June 2008 at 1:04 p.m:"That's a lot of "justice" to be levied on a student when the Plaintiff didn't even think it was worth filing a criminal charge."===========================Whether or not to "file a criminal charge" is not the plaintiff's to make. That is up to the prosecuting attorney. She made a police report and filed the complaint, now it's up to them.The police have been fiddling with it for over a year now, but the statute of limitations on any potential criminal is 5 years. According to a recent story, they've asked the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to do another set of tests on the evidence:http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2008/jun/18/kbi_cites_backlog_remodeling_delay_processing_evid/

June 21, 2008 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alleged victim in Collins case speaks out through attorney

"lol. You're on Baille. The lawyer vs the paralegal student. :)"So are you the lawyer or the paralegal student?Do you have much experience with this type of thing?I know the law and procedures can be different in different states and have also changed over time, but my father's experience would favor your interpretation. It was probably 25 years or so ago and the case was in Illinois.As I understand and remember it, my father and another partner had been in a dispute with a third partner. They went to court and my father's side won. The other partner appealed but from what my father told me it was pretty much a slam dunk for his side. Their lawyer messed up, however, and missed some hearing and they lost on a summary judgment.From what he said, even though they had the law and all of the facts on their side, they were done and there was nothing they could do about it. The case was decided and they just had to proceed from that point.It seemed pretty unfair, but I assumed that was just the way the law worked everywhere. When this case hit the news I figured Sherron Collins was a cooked goose as well regardless of the facts just because he hadn't shown up.I get the impression, however, from the comments made by people on these forums who sound like they know what they're talking about that that is not the case here.Of course, maybe if it's a judgment call, maybe a lot depends on the judge's style and philosophy.In any event it should be interesting to watch it unfold. Your little bet with Baille adds yet another little bit of intrigue. ;)

June 20, 2008 at 10:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alleged victim in Collins case speaks out through attorney

I think he's probably going to allege that he had some attorney he consulted with about this &/or other things. At some point the attorney probably said he ought to find a different attorney...It sounds semi-plausible, but very stupid, that Collins might have just figured the KU lawyers would take care of it all for him and just blew it off.I think it's more likely, though, that he just didn''t want to deal with it and his choices were unpleasant, so he just ignored it and hoped it would go away.I believe "Baille" who wrote the following in another thread is an attorney:http://tinyurl.com/3uoxsn"his lawyer would have explained all of this to him, stressing that the summons was time sensitive. However, what I find interesting is that the lawyer withdrew from the case. In order for a lawyer to do that, he must petition the court."My take on the news story is that he did not have an attorney in the civil case. There was a prior attorney - maybe consulted for this, maybe something else - but that representation ended prior to service of process. (Closure letters are smart when representation ends.) In any case, no lawyer ever entered an appearance so a motion to withdraw was not necessary."I sincerely doubt the judge is going to set aside the judgment. The attorneys are going to have a better reason then bad legal advice."I'll take that bet. I will wager the Court sets it aside and allows the case to be tried on the merits.

June 20, 2008 at 9:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )