A plea bargain lawyers negotiate with a criminal to get him or her to roll over on a bigger fish. Usually a lighter sentence and witness relocation is offered.
The Tran brothers could've gotten 20 to life for their involvement on the shooting but the prosecutors gave them a sweetheart deal if they testified against crimelord Peter Chong.
by email@example.com June 29, 2008
A sweetheart deal or sweetheart contract is an abnormally favorable contractual arrangement. A particularly lucrative golden parachute could be an example of a type of sweetheart deal, where it is not in the best interests of the stockholders.
The developer who's friends with Councilman X got a sweetheart deal from city council for his upcoming project.
by Walter_White June 13, 2016