racketeer


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Related to racketeer: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
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someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)

carry on illegal business activities involving crime

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This book illustrates the realities of bringing the largest public health case against a major industry, that ended with the major tobacco companies being identified as racketeers and placed under ongoing oversight by a federal court," Glantz, an APHA member, told The Nation's Health.
He devotes some space to the CIO's response to racketeering, but the book would have benefited from a more systematic discussion of the CIO'S relationship to the AFL and to the "shadow of the racketeer.
an affiliate of the major railway company, as well as two aides to the racketeer and a real estate dealer.
On the other hand, the AFL leaders must have weighed Pegler's animus against organized labor, including the columnist's tendency to lump broad categories of union leadership under the label racketeer.
The shareholders filed the damages suit against seven former executives of Kobe Steel and the racketeer at the Kobe District Court, demanding that about 390 million yen be reimbursed to the company.
I thought racketeers were the ones who broke bones, not the ones who mended them.
In Alexander, the Supreme Court evaluated free speech rights in an obscenity case in light of Federal forfeiture laws under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
Carole Ann Wilson of Philadelphia's Deborah Hospital Foundation told the commission that, while the organization is highly dependent on bingo revenues to conduct its charitable work, revenues have declined as a result of racketeer competition.
1991, aff'g 94 TC 96 (1990), the taxpayer and several other individuals were indicted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for their involvement in certain labor union affairs.
This civil racketeering (brought under federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act/RICO) and fraudulent transfer case is related to the 2003 collapse of Baninter.
Soon after Seibu turned down the offer, another real estate broker, who had been targeting to purchase the same strips of land, allegedly conspired to bring in the widely-known cooperate racketeer, Ryuga Haga, 74, who is also under arrest, for negotiations with Seibu, the police sources said.
The justices will determine whether lower courts went too far in applying the federal Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act to activities of antiabortion protesters.
Police arrested a professional "sokaiya" racketeer and two businessmen Monday on suspicion they tried to extort 50 million yen from a Fujitsu Ltd.
RECENT CASE LAW shows a trend to dismiss claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against outside CPAs who did not participate in the management or operation of client companies.
Healthcare (USHC) plan in Philadelphia filed two class action cases against USHC and all of its constituent plans, alleging violations of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.