RICO Charges Defense Lawyers In St. Louis

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RICO Charges as commonly referred to by those charged usually involve the illicit activities of a crime syndicate, or more legally accurate-a criminal enterprise. Racketeering is the common vernacular for the carrying out of illegal actions, such as extortion or money laundering, as part of the that criminal enterprise. Needless to say, RICO charges and the underlying racketeering actions are very serious federal crimes requiring knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel. These federal crimes necessarily carry severe federal sentences.

During the pinnacle days of the illicit crime syndicate, think Capone, the Mob, and Prohibition, racketeering found its genesis as a term to describe what these organizations were engaged in for purposes of facilitating their criminal objectives. The RICO Act was later created as a specific legal tool for addressing these activities in federal court.

In 1970, the present Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act “RICO Act” became the preeminent federal law for dismantling organized crime. RICO allows the federal government to charge anyone associated with a criminal enterprise with a serious federal offense, regardless of the significance of their personal involvement- so long as there existed some evidence of an agreement that certain acts were to be taken in furtherance of a defined criminal enterprise. RICO is a broad-based law designed to address almost all activities associated with an organization’s illegal activities.


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