Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act


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Noun1.Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act - law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisionsRacketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act - law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
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Lawyers are seeking to apply the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations act, RICO, against the bank in a Russian court.
Lead defendant Rafael Yepiz and eight other alleged members or associates of the Sun Valley-based gang face charges from a 78-count federal indictment that includes violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, narcotics trafficking, firearms and money laundering.
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.
A manufacturer of trading cards was named in a class action suit alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, better known as RICO, and various gambling laws.
Unlike plaintiffs, defendants in lawsuits brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act cannot recover attorney fees, the Seventh U.
For example, firearms trafficking is not a predicate crime under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO); thus, a group or organization trafficking in firearms would not fall under the RICO statutes (18 U.
The complaint includes allegations that NEP has violated the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, engaged in unfair or deceptive acts in trade or commerce, and breached contracts.
RECENT CASE LAW shows a trend to dismiss claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against outside CPAs who did not participate in the management or operation of client companies.
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.
Lead defendant Rafael Yepiz and eight others face some 40 charges from a 78-count federal indictment that included violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, narcotics trafficking, firearms and money laundering.
Then, when federal prosecutors attempted an innovative use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act in an obscenity prosecution against Alexander, they hit upon an effective tactic for assuring that Tigue could not defend the case: They had Tigue himself indicted, alleging that he conspired with Alexander by helping him set up corporations for some of his business interests.
Justice is suing BAT and other tobacco companies under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, alleging they are operating an illegal enterprise that manipulates nicotine levels to addict smokers and has been dishonest about health effects of smoking.