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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4) For a prosecutor such as Valder, the RICO law is a godsend, for it enables him to compile an impressive record of convictions with minimal effort.
4) Drawing on the many parallels between the antitrust and RICO laws, it can be argued that Matsushita will serve as excellent authority for a defendant to obtain summary judgment in civil RICO actions.
The center stated that these RICO law consequences need to be nullified to "protect popular, and especially unpopular, political expression.
It seems to engender a level of concern and fear in the minds and hearts of criminals that the local, the state system, just doesn't do," said Block of the RICO law.
The January 24 Supreme Court ruling allowing the National Organization for Women to sue antiabortion groups under the RICO law provides such a dilemma.
the attention once reserved for the snail darter, the RICO law and yellow rain.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has agreed to review a series of obscenity cases involving an Indiana RICO law.
During the 2006 fourth quarter, banking service revenues benefited from a Puerto Rico law temporarily lowering taxes on early withdrawals of individual retirement accounts (IRAs), which prompted some customers to redeem IRA certificates of deposit (CDs) before maturity.
First, there is no indication that the government is interested in using the RICO law to reform the teamsters.
Judge Kessler also noted that "there is a direct conflict between the lengthy analysis by this Court and by the Second Circuit in Carson examining the text, the legislative history, and the purpose" of the RICO law.
He has served as chair of the RICO Forfeiture and Civil Remedies Committee and is Advisory Board member to the RICO Law Reporter.