Charged with Racketeering in NY?
A person may be guilty of racketeering in New York City if he uses any kind of organization to commit a series of crimes. Most illegal activities can be turned into a “racket,” otherwise known as a scheme whereby you profit from your victim in an organized and ongoing venture.
The federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act makes racketeering in New York City a federal crime. Possible federal consequences for those convicted of racketeering include a variety of fines, the relinquishment of property and prison sentences.
NY Enterprise Corruption Law
New York also enacted the Enterprise Corruption Law, which is a state version of the federal RICO Act. This law defines a “criminal enterprise” as a group of persons sharing a common purpose of engaging in criminal conduct that is in a structure different from a pattern of criminal activity or individual criminal incidents.
A “pattern of criminal activity” is conduct of three or more criminal acts that
- Were committed within 10 years of the beginning of the criminal action
- Aren’t simply isolated incidents or closely related and connected to make a criminal offense or transaction
- Are either 1) related through a common scheme or plan or 2) involved people mentally culpable and associated in some way with the criminal enterprise
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