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Systemic Racial Bias And Rico's Application To Criminal Street And Prison Gangs, University of Cambridge
Systemic Racial Bias And Rico's Application To Criminal Street And Prison Gangs, Jordan Blair Woods
Michigan Journal of Race and Law
This Article presents an empirical study of race and the application of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to criminal street and prison gangs. A strong majority (approximately 86%) of the prosecutions in the study involved gangs that were affiliated with one or more racial minority groups. All but one of the prosecuted White-affiliated gangs fell into three categories: international organized crime groups, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and White supremacist prison gangs. Some scholars and practitioners would explain these findings by contending that most criminal street gangs are comprised of racial minorities. This Article challenges and problematizes this …
Rico-Claim Accrual For Statute Of Limitations Purposes In Civil Rico Causes Of Action: The Third Circuit Strikes Out When Redefinig Its Accrual Rule In Annulli V. Panikkar, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Rico-Claim Accrual For Statute Of Limitations Purposes In Civil Rico Causes Of Action: The Third Circuit Strikes Out When Redefinig Its Accrual Rule In Annulli V. Panikkar, Lara Czajkowski Higgins
Villanova Law Review
No abstract provided.
"On The Waterfront": Rico And Labor Racketeering, Notre Dame Law School
"On The Waterfront": Rico And Labor Racketeering, G. Robert Blakey, Ronald Goldstock
Labor racketeering in America is a pervasive, persistent problem not easily controlled by conventional criminal statutes. The authors examine the applicability of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute (RICO) to the problem of labor racketeering and look at the recent case of United States v. Scotto as an example of the Act's application in this area. The authors conclude that to the extent that it is used appropriately and with discretion, RICO provides the flexibility to be an important law enforcement tool against labor racketeers.
An Analysis Of The Myths That Bolster Efforts To Rewrite Rico And The Various Proposals For Reform: Mother Of God - Is This The End Of Rico?, George Robert Blakey Professor, Thomas A. Perry
In 1970 Congress enacted the Organized Crime Control Act, Title IX of which is known as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO. At first, the Department of Justice moved slowly to use RICO in criminal prosecutions. Today, RICO is the prosecutor's tool of choice in organized crime, political corruption, white-collar crime, terrorism, and neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic hate group prosecutions. The Department of Justice also is implementing the civil provisions of the Act. The private bar did not begin to bring civil RICO suits until about 1975. When it did, a firestorm of controversy broke out, and today …
Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations (Rico): Basic Concepts - Criminal And Civil Remedies, G. Robert Blakey, Brian Gettings
This article will present a brief overview of the legislative history of RICO, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, and its structure, including its standards and basic concepts. The article will then consider the criminal sanctions authorized under RICO and discuss specific aspects of the RICO civil suit as well as some of the problems that may be expected to arise in it. The objective of the article is to provide the reader with a short introduction to RICO, one of the most sophisticated statutes ever enacted by Congress.
Laying Hands On Religious Racketeers: Applying Civil Rico To Fraudulent Religious Solicitation, William & Mary Law School
Laying Hands On Religious Racketeers: Applying Civil Rico To Fraudulent Religious Solicitation, Jonathan Turley
William & Mary Law Review
No abstract provided.
Criminalizing Yakuza Membership: A Comparative Study Of The Anti-Boryokudan Law, Washington University in St. Louis
Criminalizing Yakuza Membership: A Comparative Study Of The Anti-Boryokudan Law
Washington University Global Studies Law Review
Originating in Japan and operating across the globe, the Yakuza are regarded as some of the most sophisticated and wealthiest criminal organizations. Yakuza gangs operate a wide variety of illegal revenue-generating activities ranging from securities fraud to traditional extortion of civilians. These hierarchical criminal organizations are classified under Japanese Law as boryokudan (violence groups). As of 2010, the National Police Agency identified 22 boryokudan groups operating in Japan.
In July 2011, the United States Department of State included the Yakuza on a list of four transnational criminal organizations that “facilitate and aggravate violent civil conflicts.” Pursuant to this order, in …
The Rico Lottery And The Gains Multiplication Approach: An Alternative Measurement Of Damages Under Civil Rico, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
The Rico Lottery And The Gains Multiplication Approach: An Alternative Measurement Of Damages Under Civil Rico, Jonathan Turley
Villanova Law Review
No abstract provided.
Rico Civil Fraud Action In Context: Reflections On Bennett V. Berg, Notre Dame Law School
Rico Civil Fraud Action In Context: Reflections On Bennett V. Berg, G. Robert Blakey
In Bennett v. Berg, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, as a matter of "first impression in the Circuit Courts of Appeals," faced and resolved a number of significant issues in the construction of Title IX, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (hereinafter "RICO") provisions of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. In Bennett, the plaintiffs, residents in a "life care" retirement village, sought treble damages and equitable relief under 18 U.S.C. § 1964 from a number of defendants, including named individuals, a not-for-profit corporation, the John Knox Village, attorneys, accountants, the firm of Snyder, …
Time-Bars: Rico-Criminal And Civil Federal And State, University of Notre Dame
Time-Bars: Rico-Criminal And Civil Federal And State, G. Robert Blakey
Notre Dame Law Review
The article discusses the role of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) in criminal proceedings. The Act considers several provisions including illegal services of drugs and gambling, corruption in labor or management relations, and commercial fraud such as bankruptcy and securities fraud. The Act applies criminal and civil sanctions including fines and imprisonment, forfeiture, and treble damage relief for persons who injured in business due to violation of law.