racketeering


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rack·et·eer

 (răk′ĭ-tîr′)
n.
A person who engages in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.
intr.v. rack·et·eered, rack·et·eer·ing, rack·et·eers
To engage in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racketeering - engaging in a racket
felony - a serious crime (such as murder or arson)

racketeering

noun fraud, swindling, criminal activity, sharp practice He was indicted on racketeering charges.
Translations

racketeering

[ˌrækɪˈtɪərɪŋ] Nchantaje m sistematizado, crimen m organizado

racketeering

[ˌrækɪˈtɪərɪŋ] nracket mracket sports nplsports mpl de raquettes

racketeering

nGaunereien pl (inf); (= organized crime)organisiertes Verbrechen; (= excessive profit-making)Beutelschneiderei f (inf); drugs racketeeringDrogenhandel m, → Drogenschieberei f (inf)

racketeering

[ˌrækəˈtɪərɪŋ] ntraffici mpl
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Arnold faces charges including murder in aid of racketeering for the killing of two rival gang members, attempted murder in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and the crime of violence resulting in death.
The racketeering statute is a federal law, though some states, like New York and California, have similar state laws.
The pioneering action has been brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act which was used last year to convict members of a US Devil's Diciples biker gang for robbery and racketeering and in the 90s, it was used to target the Lucchese mob in New York.
Federal law enforcement officials today arrested 14 owners and employees of New England Compounding Center (NECC) for charges including second-degree murder, racketeering, criminal contempt and mail fraud, in connection with the deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, according to attorneys at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, lead counsel for plaintiffs in the multi-district litigation against NECC.
4) A RICO "enterprise" is the "vehicle through which the unlawful pattern of racketeering activity is committed.
5% of schoolchildren of Kyrgyzstan miss school because they are afraid of racketeering that exists in schools, Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiev said on October 17 at a meeting of the Government on racketeering among teenagers.
BOSTON -- Jurors in the racketeering trial of James ''Whitey'' Bulger finished their second day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict, but the day was filled with drama as prosecutors and Bulger's lawyers huddled with the judge and the jury asked a series of legal questions about the heart of the case against the reputed crime boss.
Before courts reached the consensus that RICO was governed by the catchall five-year period, courts held that, where the racketeering activity under [section] 1961(1)(a) must be "chargeable under [s]tate law," the state statute of limitations should apply.
In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in Minneapolis, the retail company accused a contractor, LCH Pavement Consultants, of racketeering.
16 July 2012 - Wilshire State Bank, a unit of Wilshire Bancorp (NASDAQ:WIBC), has been brought to court in a civil lawsuit under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organisations (RICO) Act, the WebWire reported on Friday.
Rawalpindi -- Police has registered the case against ten persons for racketeering and rowdy behaviour at Benazir Bhutto Hospital here the other day.
More than a dozen years ago, the Department of Justice began a landmark racketeering case against the tobacco industry.