33) The rationale of these decisions is generally that RICO does not criminalize racketeering
activity alone; rather, RICO criminalizes the commission of racketeering
activity only if done through an enterprise.
Under the racketeering
charge, Bulger is accused of committing 33 separate acts, including the 19 killings.
Accordingly, the period of limitations would run, not from the last act of racketeering
in the pattern, but from the last act of "acquisition or maintenance.
He was indicted on six felonies - one count of racketeering
and five counts of identify theft, also a felony and punishable by up to five years in prison and a $125,000 fine.
After a preliminary biographical sketch of Pegler, Witwer sets to work filling in the broader context of labour racketeering
Facchiano, first arrested 75 years ago and also known as "Chinky," pleaded guilty in February to a Florida racketeering
conspiracy charge and a New York witness tampering charge, which carried maximum sentences of 30 years behind bars.
He served eight years for racketeering
after being arrested in 1979.
In total, seven of the nine defendants have been sentenced since their convictions in October on violations of the federal Racketeering
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, drug trafficking and other charges.
lawsuits are costly to defend and provide triple damages and lawyers' fees.
A federal grand jury has indicted former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, charging him with racketeering
, corruption, bribery, and tax fraud for allegedly accepting thousands of dollars from business owners in exchange for lucrative city contracts during his tenure as mayor.
District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that the government could seek $280 billion in tobacco industry profits as part of its racketeering
lawsuit against cigarette manufacturers.
Haga has been linked to other high-profile racketeering
cases in the past, including a 1993 incident involving Kirin Brewery Co.