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engaging in a racket

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acquiring or maintaining through a pattern of racketeering activity, or
They also asked whether they had to consider the statute of limitations for the crimes Bulger is charged with, but the judge told them not to be concerned about that because all of the charges were filed on time under the racketeering statute.
They also started racketeering and broke expensive hospital equipment.
Written by Sharon Eubanks, JD, and Stanton Glantz, PhD, "Bad Acts: The Racketeering Case Against the Tobacco Industry," tells how the historic case developed, how the lawyers put the case together, how the tobacco industry's allies in Congress tried to stop the case and how the Justice Department ultimately prevailed.
Racketeering is a pattern of criminal behavior in which participants collaborate to use the same methods to commit multiple crimes.
Pegler's relentless attack on Scalise, Browne, and Bioff not only led to their convictions on racketeering charges, but also shaped the broader discourse on labour racketeering to the disadvantage of organized labour.
Gotti, 44, was jailed for more than six years for racketeering in 1999.
Facchiano, first arrested 75 years ago and also known as "Chinky," pleaded guilty in February to a Florida racketeering conspiracy charge and a New York witness tampering charge, which carried maximum sentences of 30 years behind bars.
In total, seven of the nine defendants have been sentenced since their convictions in October on violations of the federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, drug trafficking and other charges.
In February 2006, BRANDAO was convicted by a trial jury of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, assault in aid of racketeering, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
Racketeering lawsuits are costly to defend and provide triple damages and lawyers' fees.
More than 24 other members were arrested on racketeering charges in New York.
A federal grand jury has indicted former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, charging him with racketeering, corruption, bribery, and tax fraud for allegedly accepting thousands of dollars from business owners in exchange for lucrative city contracts during his tenure as mayor.
District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that the government could seek $280 billion in tobacco industry profits as part of its racketeering lawsuit against cigarette manufacturers.
Haga has been linked to other high-profile racketeering cases in the past, including a 1993 incident involving Kirin Brewery Co.