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23rd Jan '16 9:05:02 PM Willbyr
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Wendy Oldbag in case 3 of the first game goes through this, in order to buy some time. It's played for far fewer laughs in the final case of ''Justice for All''.
** In the final case of ''AceAttorneyInvestigations'' [[spoiler:a variant is used when Lang accuses Franziska von Karma of murdering [=DeMasque=] II so he can get permission to search the crime scene, the office of the actual murderer.]]

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
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Wendy Oldbag in case 3 of the first game goes through this, in order to buy some time. It's played for far fewer laughs in the final case of ''Justice for All''.
** In the final case of ''AceAttorneyInvestigations'' ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' [[spoiler:a variant is used when Lang accuses Franziska von Karma of murdering [=DeMasque=] II so he can get permission to search the crime scene, the office of the actual murderer.]]
12th Dec '15 4:28:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'', Rogue Squadron member Tycho Celchu is on trial for treason and murder. After several late-occurring events, including [[spoiler:the murder victim's return from the dead, and the Super Star Destroyer ''Lusankya'' escaping from Coruscant]], one of the judges (who is also the leader of New Republic Intelligence) reveals to the other judges that he knew Tycho was innocent of the crime the entire time and the trial was really a sham to flush out the ''real'' traitor. (Though the judge acknowledges Tycho ''might'' still have been an Imperial agent, and took steps in the event that that was the case--which, thankfully, it wasn't.)

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* In ''[[XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'', Rogue Squadron member Tycho Celchu is on trial for treason and murder. After several late-occurring events, including [[spoiler:the murder victim's return from the dead, and the Super Star Destroyer ''Lusankya'' escaping from Coruscant]], one of the judges (who is also the leader of New Republic Intelligence) reveals to the other judges that he knew Tycho was innocent of the crime the entire time and the trial was really a sham to flush out the ''real'' traitor. (Though the judge acknowledges Tycho ''might'' still have been an Imperial agent, and took steps in the event that that was the case--which, thankfully, it wasn't.)
4th Nov '14 10:39:36 AM Greenygal
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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'': Wendy Oldbag in case 3 of the first game goes through this, in order to buy some time. It's played for far fewer laughs in the final case of ''Justice for All''.
** In the final case of ''Investigations'' [[spoiler:a variant is used when Lang accuses Franziska von Karma of murdering [=DeMasque=] II so he can get permission to search the crime scene, the office of the actual murderer.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'': ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Wendy Oldbag in case 3 of the first game goes through this, in order to buy some time. It's played for far fewer laughs in the final case of ''Justice for All''.
** In the final case of ''Investigations'' ''AceAttorneyInvestigations'' [[spoiler:a variant is used when Lang accuses Franziska von Karma of murdering [=DeMasque=] II so he can get permission to search the crime scene, the office of the actual murderer.]]
18th Aug '14 5:15:57 AM Alexaxle
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' also had an episode featuring one of these, which was a sting operation they set up to catch a judge who was taking kickbacks to send juvenile offenders to a particular institution ([[KangarooCourt regardless of guilt]]). Stabler impersonated an angry father who offered the bribe, Agent Wong impersonated the defence council (since it was the FBI's jurisdiction) and a friend of the VictimOfTheWeek played the defendant.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' also had an episode featuring one of these, which was a sting operation they set up to catch a judge who was taking kickbacks to send juvenile offenders to a particular institution ([[KangarooCourt regardless of guilt]]). Stabler impersonated an angry father who offered the bribe, Agent Wong Huang impersonated the defence council defense counsel (since it was the FBI's jurisdiction) and a friend of the VictimOfTheWeek played the defendant.
11th Feb '14 6:28:29 AM MarsJenkar
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* This happened to the Barry Allen version of TheFlash at one point when he was put on trial for killing a supervillain. The trial was a decoy on both sides since another villain was manipulating the prosecution while Allen's wife was manipulating the judge.



* In ''[[XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'', Rogue Squadron member Tycho Celchu is on trial for treason and murder. After several late-occurring events, including [[spoiler:the murder victim's return from the dead, and the Super Star Destroyer ''Lusankya'' escaping from Coruscant]], one of the judges (who is also the leader of New Republic Intelligence) reveals to the other judges that he knew Tycho was innocent of the crime the entire time and the trial was really a sham to flush out the ''real'' traitor. (Though the judge acknowledges he might have still been an Imperial agent.)

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* In ''[[XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'', Rogue Squadron member Tycho Celchu is on trial for treason and murder. After several late-occurring events, including [[spoiler:the murder victim's return from the dead, and the Super Star Destroyer ''Lusankya'' escaping from Coruscant]], one of the judges (who is also the leader of New Republic Intelligence) reveals to the other judges that he knew Tycho was innocent of the crime the entire time and the trial was really a sham to flush out the ''real'' traitor. (Though the judge acknowledges he might have Tycho ''might'' still have been an Imperial agent.agent, and took steps in the event that that was the case--which, thankfully, it wasn't.)



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* This happened to the Barry Allen version of TheFlash at one point when he was put on trial for killing a supervillain. The trial was a decoy on both sides since another villain was manipulating the prosecution while Allen's wife was manipulating the judge.



* ''{{CSI}}'' had an episode where they "investigated" a "crime", in order to draw out the perpetrator of an identical crime. It was called "reverse forensics," and the show went to a fair bit of effort to paint it as extremely controversial, to the point where getting caught doing it could cost those involved their jobs.

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* ''{{CSI}}'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had an episode where they "investigated" a "crime", in order to draw out the perpetrator of an identical crime. It was called "reverse forensics," and the show went to a fair bit of effort to paint it as extremely controversial, to the point where getting caught doing it could cost those involved their jobs.
12th Aug '13 7:14:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' also had an episode featuring one of these, which was a sting operation they set up to catch a judge who was taking kickbacks to send juvenile offenders to a particular institution ([[KangarooCourt regardless of guilt]]). Stabler impersonated an angry father who offered the bribe, Agent Wong impersonated the defence council (since it was the FBI's jurisdiction) and a friend of the VictimOfTheWeek played the defendant.
* In ''{{Dollhouse}}'', Boyd allows and even contributes to the investigation against Victor to see if he raped Sierra, ultimately signaling for him to be brought in. This is done so that the real culprit Hearn, will be confident enough to rape Sierra again, and Boyd can catch him in the act.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' also had an episode featuring one of these, which was a sting operation they set up to catch a judge who was taking kickbacks to send juvenile offenders to a particular institution ([[KangarooCourt regardless of guilt]]). Stabler impersonated an angry father who offered the bribe, Agent Wong impersonated the defence council (since it was the FBI's jurisdiction) and a friend of the VictimOfTheWeek played the defendant.
* In ''{{Dollhouse}}'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', Boyd allows and even contributes to the investigation against Victor to see if he raped Sierra, ultimately signaling for him to be brought in. This is done so that the real culprit Hearn, will be confident enough to rape Sierra again, and Boyd can catch him in the act.
31st May '13 2:09:34 AM Candi
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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': The episode "Defenseless" has a female Ensign in the U.S. Navy killing the Turkish military attache in Washington. To convict the perpetrator, murder charges are brought against the Ensign who actually, unbeknownst to everyone involved in the trial, is a fake identity of a an officer with Naval Intelligence and evidence is by purpose stacked against the ensign to maintain US-Turkish relations. In spite of this, the Ensign's defense counsel Harmon Rabb, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome manages to get her acquitted]]...

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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': The episode "Defenseless" has a female Ensign in the U.S. Navy killing the Turkish military attache in Washington. To convict the perpetrator, murder charges are brought against the Ensign who actually, who, unbeknownst to everyone involved in the trial, is a the fake identity of a an officer with Naval Intelligence Intelligence, and evidence is by purpose purposely stacked against the ensign to maintain US-Turkish relations. In spite of this, the Ensign's defense counsel Harmon Rabb, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome manages to get her acquitted]]...
31st May '13 2:07:20 AM Candi
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' also had an episode featuring one of these. '''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' also had one, which was a sting operation they set up to catch a judge who was taking kickbacks to send juvenile offenders to a particular institution ([[KangarooCourt regardless of guilt]]). Stabler impersonated an angry father who offered the bribe, Agent Wong impersonated the defence council (since it was the FBI's jurisdiction) and a friend of the VictimOfTheWeek played the defendant.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' also had an episode featuring one of these. '''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' also had one, these, which was a sting operation they set up to catch a judge who was taking kickbacks to send juvenile offenders to a particular institution ([[KangarooCourt regardless of guilt]]). Stabler impersonated an angry father who offered the bribe, Agent Wong impersonated the defence council (since it was the FBI's jurisdiction) and a friend of the VictimOfTheWeek played the defendant.



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31st May '13 2:05:30 AM Candi
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* In ''[[XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'', Rogue Squadron member Tycho Celchu is on trial for treason and murder. After several late-occurring events, including [[spoiler:the murder victim's return from the dead, and the Super Star Destroyer ''Lusankya'' escaping from Coruscant]], one of the judges (who is also the leader of New Republic Intelligence) reveals to the other judges that he knew Tycho was innocent of the crime the entire time and the trial was really a sham to flush out the ''real'' traitor. (Though he might have still been an Imperial agent.)

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* In ''[[XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'', Rogue Squadron member Tycho Celchu is on trial for treason and murder. After several late-occurring events, including [[spoiler:the murder victim's return from the dead, and the Super Star Destroyer ''Lusankya'' escaping from Coruscant]], one of the judges (who is also the leader of New Republic Intelligence) reveals to the other judges that he knew Tycho was innocent of the crime the entire time and the trial was really a sham to flush out the ''real'' traitor. (Though the judge acknowledges he might have still been an Imperial agent.)
31st May '13 2:04:42 AM Candi
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* In ''[[XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'', Rogue Squadron member Tycho Celchu is on trial for treason and murder. After several late-occurring events, including [[spoiler:the murder victim's return from the dead, and the Super Star Destroyer ''Lusankya'' escaping from Coruscant]], one of the judges (who is also the leader of New Republic Intelligence) reveals to the other judges that he knew Tycho was innocent the entire time and the trial was really a sham to flush out the ''real'' traitor.
** To be fair, he did say that he only knew that Tycho hadn't committed the crime he was on trial for; he might have still been an Imperial agent.

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* In ''[[XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'', Rogue Squadron member Tycho Celchu is on trial for treason and murder. After several late-occurring events, including [[spoiler:the murder victim's return from the dead, and the Super Star Destroyer ''Lusankya'' escaping from Coruscant]], one of the judges (who is also the leader of New Republic Intelligence) reveals to the other judges that he knew Tycho was innocent of the crime the entire time and the trial was really a sham to flush out the ''real'' traitor.
** To be fair, he did say that he only knew that Tycho hadn't committed the crime he was on trial for;
traitor. (Though he might have still been an Imperial agent.)
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