(covers information from several alternate timelines)
The crime of conspiracy was the act of collaborating with other persons to advance another criminal activity or other plot concealed from the general public. A conspiracy theory was an attempt, not necessarily based on actual facts, to link a series of otherwise coincidental events together into one unified plot. (TNG: "Conspiracy")
In 2286, the crew of the USS Enterprise, led by Kirk, was charged with conspiracy after their retrieval of Captain Spock from the Genesis Planet. The conspiracy, as charged, led to acts of assault, sabotage, theft, and destruction of Federation property. All of the charges except for one were summarily dismissed by the President of the Federation. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
In 2364, a species of parasitic beings infiltrated Starfleet Command. Admiral Gregory Quinn was the first to suspect a conspiracy was going on at the highest levels of Starfleet. The alien plot was foiled by the efforts of the crew of the USS Enterprise-D and Admiral Norah Satie, among others. (TNG: "Coming of Age", "Conspiracy", "The Drumhead")
In 2368, Cadet Nicholas Locarno convinced fellow Nova Squadron members Sito Jaxa, Jean Hajar and Wesley Crusher to participate in a (ultimately unsuccessful) cover-up of their attempt at the Kolvoord Starburst, which resulted in the death of fellow member Joshua Albert, by pretending they had been executing a Yeager loop instead. (TNG: "The First Duty", "Lower Decks")
In 2369 the senior staff of Deep Space 9 talked about a way to arrest the Bajoran Kohn-Ma terrorist Tahna Los. Doctor Julian Bashir proposed that they could charge him of conspiracy and Constable Odo told that conspiracy is a crime. (DS9: "Past Prologue")
The same year, Commander Sisko was able to prevent an assassination attempt on Vedek Bareil Antos. When he talked with Major Kira Nerys after this incident and the interrogation of the assassin Neela, both believed they couldn't prove any connection to Vedek Winn Adami and Neela was the only one who was accused of conspiracy. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")
When Seska stole mushrooms from Neelix's galley to prepare mushroom soup for Chakotay, the first officer learned about this criminal act while enjoying the soup. He thanked Seska for including him in this criminal conspiracy and reported it. (VOY: "State of Flux")
In 2377 Kadan conspired with the Quarren Ministry of Health and officials from Quarren Criminal Investigations to abduct aliens to relieve a massive labor shortage. This also included altering their memories so the victims would not realize their situation, and actually be happy to be working on Quarra. USS Voyager personnel were victims of this conspiracy, as well as numerous others. After being discovered, the Quarren ambassador promised that all the victims would be freed. (VOY: "Workforce", "Workforce, Part II")
In an alternate 2390, Captain Geordi La Forge told the renegade Chakotay that charges of conspiracy to violate the Temporal Prime Directive would be dropped if he, Harry Kim, and Tessa Omond surrendered themselves and a Borg temporal transmitter in their possession. Tessa pointed out that such an offer had little meaning to them, as if their plan to prevent the USS Voyager from crashing in the Takara sector was successful, the timeline would be changed and the charges would not exist. (VOY: "Timeless")
- Main: Khitomer conspiracy
The Khitomer conspiracy was a plot in 2293 to sabotage peace talks between the Federation and the Klingon Empire by assassinating Chancellor Gorkon and the Federation President, and framing the opposite side for the murders.
Alternate reality Edit
From 2258 of the alternate reality, Section 31, led by Admiral Alexander Marcus, conspired to militarize Starfleet for war against the Klingon Empire. Marcus recruited the war criminal Khan Noonien Singh under the name of John Harrison to design ships and weapons. However, Khan fled by the following year when his plan to smuggle out his fellow Augments was exposed, leading to his vengeful attacks on the Kelvin Memorial Archive and Starfleet Headquarters.
Marcus attempted to cover up the conspiracy by ordering James T. Kirk to execute Harrison with the photon torpedoes he had attempted to smuggle his crew in. However, Kirk learned the truth when he chose to arrest Khan instead of bombing him from orbit. Marcus came in the USS Vengeance and when it became clear Kirk wanted to bring Khan to trial and expose the conspiracy, he attempted to destroy the USS Enterprise, but was prevented from doing so. (Star Trek Into Darkness)