(b) 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.
(c) 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:
(1) has not been prosecuted or convicted;
(2) has been convicted of a different offense;
(3) is not amenable to justice;
(4) has been acquitted; or
(5) lacked the capacity to commit an offense.
(d) Notwithstanding Section 8-5 of the Criminal Code of 2012, a person
may be convicted and sentenced for both the offense of organizer of a
vehicle theft conspiracy and any other offense in this Chapter which is the
object of the conspiracy.
(e) Organizer of a vehicle theft conspiracy is a Class X felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)