Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

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Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

United States legislation passed in 1970 that increased criminal and civil penalties for participating in organized crime and also strengthened law enforcement tools in the investigation of illegal enterprises. Its provisions included the ability to indict individuals for witness intimidation or extortion, prosecution for acts of terrorism or murder for hire, and so forth. One can be prosecuted under RICO for offenses such as counterfeiting money, securities fraud, and bankruptcy fraud.
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A former client filed suit against McCostis alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, common-law fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.
At the time of trial, the suit consisted of the following charges: wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, breach of contract for firing McKay without just cause, violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and punitive damages.
The NOW suit sought relief from such abusive conduct by invoking the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, a law of dubious constitutionality intended to be used against organized crime.
Alexander - who sold pornographic materials through 13 retail stores he owned - was convicted of 17 "substantive obscenity offenses" and of three offenses under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
In the suit, filed under provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the Federal Government charged that "for decades .
Sessions, who noted he was "not in favor of legalization of marijuana" and that the plant was "more (http://www.ibtimes.com/legal-marijuana-jeff-sessions-says-theres-real-violence-surrounding-cannabis-industry-2499114) dangerous than a lot of people realize," said the Justice Department was currently evaluating whether or not to prosecute states with legal marijuana under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
These matters have concerned challenges under federal statutes such as the Fair Housing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, as well as state statutory law claims and common law claims, including those bringing challenges to eligibility determinations under Treasury's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).
Tanya Andersen, a 42-year-old disabled single mother, has filed a countersuit in Oregon alleging that the industry's practices violate, among other laws, the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Unlike plaintiffs, defendants in lawsuits brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act cannot recover attorney fees, the Seventh U.S.
The code considers violations of the money-laundering statutes (described above) to be "predicate offenses" constituting racketeering activity under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
A prisoner who was indicated for alleged Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations, filed a writ of habeas corpus challenging restrictions placed on his conditions of confinement.