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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.

Do not hesitate to call (703) 537-5522 for a free consultation and speak with our legal team.

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.

Let Bynum & Jenkins Law Fight for You Today!

You do not have to face these serious federal charges alone. Our firm understands what it takes to defend you inside and outside the courtroom and obtain the most favorable outcome on behalf of our clients. Let us listen to your story, assess your legal options, and help you avoid conviction or serving harsh penalties like a federal prison sentence.

Contact us today at (703) 537-5522 to discuss your case with an Alexandria racketeering defense lawyer.

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    Robert L. Jenkins, JR.


    Mr. Jenkins actively handles a variety of white collar crime matters in both state and federal courts. He is a graduate of the National Law Center at the George Washington University. Over the last 25 years Mr. Jenkins has successfully defended individuals accused of embezzlement, wire fraud , bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud , conspiracy , theft of government property, aggravated identity theft, and tax related violations . He has tried more than 100 jury trials. In addition, Mr. Jenkins litigates ...
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    Kenneth D. Bynum


    Kenneth D. Bynum, a native of Goffstown, New Hampshire, is a graduate of the George Williams College in Downers Grove, Illinois. Mr. Bynum earned a Bachelors of Science in both Applied Behavioral Science and Leisure and Environmental Resources Administration at the George Williams College in 1978. In 1995 he received the Alumni of the Year Award, the College’s highest honor. He received his Juris Doctor from Howard School of Law in 1983. While in law school Mr. Bynum was selected as a member of ...
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    Madison Gibbs


    Madison Gibbs graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications, and earned her law degree from Howard University School of Law. Ms. Gibbs placed first at the 2017 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition in St. Paul, Minnesota, was a Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court team member, and a Criminal Justice Clinic student attorney. The former Miss Black USA 2015, Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra ...

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