Chain conspiracy refers to a conspiracy in which the conspirators act separately and successively. In other words, it is a single conspiracy in which each person is responsible for a distinct act within the overall plan.
The chain conspiracy is a single conspiracy even though each member of the conspiracy may not know every other member or each member may not be involved in all the activities of the conspiracy. [ United States v. Warner, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 12169 (6th Cir. Mich. Apr. 9, 1996)]