Simply stated a conspiracy is an agreement among the participants to commit a criminal act. There are different types of conspiracy, some are called “chain link” conspiracies because like a chain each person forms a link in the overall criminal activity and are considered to be interdependent with each other. Another type of conspiracy is the hub and spoke. There is a central figure who conspires with the individual people who make up the spokes, but they do not necessarily know or interact with each other. They deal with the hub person. Yet not all agreements to commit a criminal act constitute a conspiracy, experience and expertise are needed to know the difference.