A DEFENSE ATTORNEY’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING A CRIMINAL RICO CHARGE

A DEFENSE ATTORNEY’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING A CRIMINAL RICO CHARGE

The Federal RICO act is the most complex and misunderstood criminal charge.  Because of this, many lawyers and charged defendants make decisions in their cases which are a product of not understanding how the law works or what the government must prove to establish a RICO conviction.  This article, written from the perspective of a criminal defense attorney experienced in RICO defense, discusses the elements the government must prove as well as the sentencing ramifications.

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