(v.): To prosecute somebody for one offence because you can't or won't prosecute them for what you actually want them convicted of; to charge somebody you believe has comitted a crime with the wrong offence.
Named in honour of Julian Assange, the first prominent case of Assanging.
Lawyer: "My client has been Assanged."
Press: "Police claim littering should be charged as more serious vandalism-type offences because it 'damages the street' but campaign groups say that is 'blatant Assanging'."
Defendant: "I did these things, your honour, I've not been framed - I've been Assanged!"
Judge: "In throwing out this case I must wonder why the prosecution believed they could Assange this man."