Racketeering is defined as the act of offering of a dishonest service, or a “racket” to resolve an issue that would not otherwise exist without the enterprise offering that service. Racketeering is defined by federal statutes as 35 crimes. Our racketeering expert witnesses has strong backgrounds in economics, federal criminal law, white collar crimes, and finance. They are knowledgeable in damages assessment and analysis in complex litigation, such as RICO, RICO Act prosecution, RICO defense, and federal criminal and civil procedure.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly, also known as the “RICO Act” or plain “RICO,” is federal legislation that sets out criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. Title 18 United States Code Section 1961 lists these racketeering activities, which exist independent of the act. The repeated commission of these crimes can establish grounds for a RICO Act claim. The underlying federal and state offenses include the crimes of homicide, kidnapping, extortion, witness tampering, robbery, arson, money laundering, counterfeiting, securities violations, and mail and wire fraud. The sentence for each racketeering offense is up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $25,000. Racketeering is frequently associated with organized crime
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