Racketeering is a federal crime of conspiring to organize to commit crimes, especially on an ongoing basis as part of an organized crime operation. A federal law known as The Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), allows the federal government to place in trusteeship organizations which are convicted of being dominated by racketeers or organized crime.
Racketeering/fraud activity under federal law includes a number of criminal offenses, including but not limited to bribery, counterfeiting, embezzlement, fraud, and interfering with commerce.
To prove that a person was a victim of a RICO violation, the person must be able to show that he or she was injured by a person associated with an “enterprise” that has been engaging in a “pattern of racketeering.”
If convicted of racketeering/fraud, the crime is punishable by a fine and no more than 20 years in prison for each RICO violation. Defendants must also forfeit any interest, claim against, or property or contractual right over the criminal enterprise, as well as any property that constitutes the racketeering activity or that was derived from the racketeering activity.
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