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What does RICO mean?
RICO stands for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Historically, it was not uncommon for the leaders of corrupt organizations to avoid criminal charges as a delegate at the actual committing of the chart crimes to other members without having to dirty their hands themselves.
RICO, passed in 1970, was intended to address the legal loophole and hold all members of a corrupt organization accountable for their joint actions. While Rico was originally passed in direct response to the mafia, it now can be used not only against illegal enterprises but legal organizations engaging in illegal activities as well.
Understanding RICO Act 35 Crimes
For the RICO act to be applicable, a person needs to have engaged in the pattern of racketeering activity that is connected to an enterprise or organization. “Pattern” is defined as committing 2 of the 35 RICO offenses in a 10 year window.
The list of RICO offenses include, but is not limited to:
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