anti-racketeering law


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law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions

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To crack down on gang members, Johnson said prosecutors and police will step up use of the states anti-racketeering law "to hold leaders of these gangs more accountable." Cook County prosecutors first tested the Street Gang RICO Act in a trial that ended last month with the conviction of half a dozen leaders of a West Side street gang.
NEW YORK The federal anti-racketeering law has been used since the late 1970s to bring down mob bosses.
The lawsuit contends the defendants violated federal anti-racketeering laws through "fraudulent and deceptive youth marketing business practices."
antitrust, commodity and anti-racketeering laws over the nearly seven-year period.
Walker, who has accused Exxon Mobil of manufacturing a product that is "destroying this earth," is examining whether the company violated the territory's anti-racketeering laws. The investigation is largely focused on whether Exxon Mobil misrepresented its "knowledge of the likelihood" that its products and activities contributed to climate change, according to the subpoena.
That means, the Worcester lawyer argued, his client had not contributed to the lifeblood of organized crime that was the reason Congress created anti-racketeering laws that carry such heavy penalties; therefore, Randy Albertelli should be allowed to serve a year's home confinement to avoid robbing his wife and two young children of his support and avoid the loss of jobs for 12 to 14 employees of the Green Street Recycling Co.
Jacobs' is in good measure a book of lists: of Teamster locals prosecuted under anti-racketeering laws; of which crime families controlled which construction locals; of Mafia bosses with links to unions; of union leaders convicted and sentenced; of union figures murdered.
He told a meeting of EU justice ministers that the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) should be the blueprint for every state with tough anti-racketeering laws .
Richard Scruggs, a lawyer who figured prominently in the lawsuits brought against tobacco companies, in November filed suit against five HMOs, charging them with anti-racketeering laws. The suit targeted Cigna Corp., Foundation Health Systems, Humana Inc., PacifiCare Health Systems and Prudential Healthcare, which is now owned by Aetna Inc.
Hogan said he will seeka strengthening of anti-racketeering laws to combat the violent gangs in the state and endorses mandatory sentencing for repeat, violent offenders.
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