RICO Act


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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"
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LLC et al., in the same court, seeking damages under various state consumer protection laws, common law fraud, unjust enrichment, and the federal RICO Act. In March 2019, the court dismissed, without prejudice, the plaintiffs' federal RICO Act, unjust enrichment, and certain state consumer protection law claims.
Tobacco advertisements are not longer aired in the United States and Big Tobacco faced a clampdown under the Rico Act in the 1970s, which essentially likened tobacco companies to mobsters and the mafia.
Bassett's original complaint contains 10 counts: breach of contract, trespass, negligence, violation of Chapter 93A, civil conspiracy, civil fraud, infliction of emotional and mental distress, interference with advantageous business relations, copyright infringement and a civil violation of the RICO Act.
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.
To crack down on gang members, Johnson said prosecutors and police will step up use of the states anti-racketeering law "to hold leaders of these gangs more accountable." 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
Because this sentencing strategy involves two complex statutory frameworks, this Note requires a detailed overview of both the RICO Act and the current sentencing regime; this is necessary to clearly demonstrate how a faulty RICO indictment can be used to conceptually tie together otherwise unrelated acts and achieve an increased sentence under "relevant conduct" sentencing.
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." Aurelius continues, "Not only are the left wing sympathizers misleading the public with lame, politically correct factoids, they are completely ignoring Christians who are, right at this moment, being systematically jailed and eliminated in Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East."
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. Rejecting this contention, the court held that an individual associating "with an enterprise that is himself" is covered by the RICO statute.
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.