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RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act)

Origins, Crimes, Effects, Penalties, Civil Remedies, Influences, Bibliography

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a controversial and innovative federal penal statute. Adopted as part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, RICO created several new crimes, revived the concept of property forfeiture as a punishment for crimes, and instituted a new civil cause of action that has generated a large volume of litigation.


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