RICO Act


Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to RICO Act: Rico law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.RICO Act - law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisionsRICO 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"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
References in periodicals archive ?
He has handled matters involving wrongful death, personal injury, personnel, employment, discrimination, medical malpractice, civil rights, false arrest, excessive force, construction contracts, First Amendment, the RICO Act, and civil theft claims.
Cook County prosecutors first tested the Street Gang RICO Act in a trial that ended last month with the conviction of half a dozen leaders of a West Side street gang.
the enumerated violations of racketeering in the RICO Act do not cover
MRI scans are only used in evaluation of spinal pain if patient symptoms indicate muscle weakness, muscle atrophy, abnormal deep tendon reflexes, or meet other specific criteria, so the 46 defendant practitioners who transferred health insurance claims for the unnecessary scans allegedly violated the federal RICO act, the Minnesota No-Fault Act, and other state and federal fraud laws.
If collective false reporting or failure to report was covered under the RICO Act, only Fox News would remain on the air.
3) Government employees' unions are by definition criminal conspiracies against the people, and should therefore be routinely prosecuted under the RICO Act laws.
In his defense of RICO allegations, the defendant argued that since he was acting as an individual, he could not be considered an enterprise for purposes of the Florida RICO act.
The RICO Act makes the prosecution of suspected terrorists significantly easier by creating culpability for low-level individuals, but it also forces the government to connect local insurgents with the global Al Qaeda organization, subtly aggregating the two.
of Justice under the RICO act, which required his arrest.
Although the original purpose of the RICO Act was to eliminate "the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce" (2) the statute had been broadened to encompass illegal activities relating to any enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce.
The RICO Act was passed by the United States Congress to enable persons financially injured by a pattern of criminal activity to seek redress through the state or federal courts.
IN A CASE of mistaken identity, the Sk8mafia is indicted under the Rico Act