Racketeering


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Racketeering

The crime of engaging in an illegal business. Originally, racketeering referred to forms of extortion, in which one extracted "protection money" from local persons and businesses. The definition has extended to include offenses such as counterfeiting money, securities fraud, and bankruptcy fraud. See also: RICO.
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Under the racketeering charge, Bulger is accused of committing 33 separate acts, including the 19 killings.
His father, Rory Edwin Donoho, 59, faces one count each of racketeering, unlawful taking of antlerless deer and unlawful loaning of big game tag; two counts of identity theft; three counts of unlawful borrowing of big game tag; and 50 counts of unlawful possession of big game parts.
His defence lawyers say Gotti paid a large fine when he pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in another case in 1999 and was permitted to keep the property and businesses which remained, regardless of where the money originated.
ANDERSON couldn't believe it when he learned that a new member of his church was due to begin serving a 25-year prison sentence on federal racketeering charges.
The Racketeering Records Analysis Unit can assist law enforcement at all levels with money laundering cases.
Those "fraudulent" acts, in turn, were alleged to be the predicate of a "racketeering" scheme in violation of RICO.
Kelly is accused of racketeering and sexual exploitation of children.
Andrews, were charged Thursday with racketeering in a wide-ranging 59-page indictment, which contains the most details yet of corruption allegations against one of the most powerful politicians in the city.
This appeal involves securities fraud, racketeering, and intentional misrepresentation claims brought against multiple defendants by Scott Brauer, Adam Kilgas, Duane McVane, Matt Vandehey, and Paul Weyers (collectively, "the investors").
Violent crimes in aid of racketeering, the so-called VICAR offenses, also indicate such willingness, the court added.
Wyden said his Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act would classify wildlife trafficking operations under federal racketeering and organized crime statutes, enabling U.S.
Tribune News Network Doha The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested some individuals accused of fraud and visa racketeering, using the names of companies owned by some citizens.