RICO

Alexandria Racketeering Defense Lawyers

What is RICO?

To prosecute individuals and groups for organized criminal activity, Congress passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law, which makes participating in or making profit from organized illegal activity. Not only does RICO target organized criminals like members of the Mafia, but it also can charge legitimate businesses and corporations for engaging in criminal action.

If you or your organization is being accused of racketeering in Virginia or Washington D.C., do not wait to let Bynum & Jenkins Law defend you against serious federal allegations. Our Alexandria racketeering defense attorneys have 26 years of top-notch experience helping clients through the legal process, investigating their cases, determining all available legal defenses, and defending clients at trial or negotiating a favorable deal with investigators and prosecutors.


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What is Racketeering?

Racketeering is derived from the term “racket,” which means an organized and illegal activity. As we mentioned above, racketeering covers any type of illegal action performed by a group or enterprise.

Types of Racketeering Offenses

According to RICO, it is a federal crime to do any one of the following:

  • Use money acquired or obtained through racketeering to establish or operate any business or organization
  • Conduct racketeering to obtain or operate an interest in any business or organization
  • Perform legal or illegal action of an enterprise by racketeering

What Are the Penalties for Racketeering?

To convict someone under RICO, the prosecution must prove that there was a pattern of racketeering (ongoing criminal activity, rather than only one crime), a criminal enterprise was involved, and the illegal activity affected interstate commerce (e.g. money, good, people from one state to another). Each count of racketeering carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years (or life imprisonment if the predicate crime carries such a penalty), a fine of up to $250,000 or double the amount the defendant gained from the illegal profits, as well as civil lawsuits filed by any alleged victims.


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