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plea bargain

also plea-bar·gain (plē′bär′gən)
intr.v. plea bar·gained, plea bar·gain·ing, plea bar·gains also plea-bar·gained or plea-bar·gain·ing or plea-bar·gains
To agree to plead guilty, especially to a lesser criminal offense, in exchange for some concession from the prosecution, such as dismissal of more serious charges.

plea bargain n.
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Noun1.plea bargain - (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious chargeplea bargain - (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge; "his admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor"; "plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested"
criminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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ISLAMABAD -- Chairman National Accountability Bureau Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has approved the plea bargain request of Rs10.665 billion in ongoing investigation against seven accused involved in the fake accounts scam.
ISLAMABAD -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has accepted request of seven accused in a multi-billion rupees money laundering case for a plea bargain deal worth Rs10.66 billion.
Seven NAB detainees requested a plea bargain which was approved.
(ii) Guidelines to be formed for entertaining a request for voluntary returns and plea bargains. (iii) The acceptance of a plea bargain and voluntary return may see the public office holder disqualified to hold office or employment for a period of 10 years or any other period,' the draft read, adding that a threshold of Rs500 million may be introduced.
It also institutionalizes the Supreme Court (SC) order adopting the framework for plea bargain deals in drug cases.
QUETTA -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Balochistan, has handed over the agriculture land worth Rs382 million to the Balochistan government after the front man of the suspect of corruption scam in the finance department, Sohail Majeed Shah, failed to deposit the remaining amount of the plea bargain approved by the accountability court.
ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Wednesday termed as a "breakthrough" the recovery of Rs2.12 billion from a suspect in the fake bank accounts case as part of a plea bargain with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
ISLAMABAD -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi has recovered Rs 2.12 billion through Plea Bargain (PB) from the accused Asif Mahmood, Arif Ali Directors - Technomen Kinetics (Pvt) Ltd involved in collusive bidding, exorbitant rates, corruption and corrupt practices in power generation projects of Sindh.
ISLAMABAD -- An Accountability Court (AC) Tuesday accepted the requests of two accused for plea bargain in a corruption case, pertaining to embezzlement in project of Sindh Nooriabad Power Company and Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company (STDC).
Only those arrested on a lesser drug offense were legible for the plea bargain, according to a government guideline on plea bargaining on drug offense.
During the investigation, various accused applied for plea bargain under Section 25(b) of NAO to return the illegal gains.