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However, the racketeer is not simply an imaginary figure concocted by anti-union forces.
executives, in connection with giving benefits worth 88 million yen to a ''sokaiya'' corporate racketeer and his associates in violation of the Commercial Code, police said.
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.
In the scandal, two racketeers and a former Kubota executive were convicted.
The film-makers halted production for a short time before ploughing on with their job with pre-planned overnight shoots and did not play ball with the terrorist racketeers.
Toyota's statement was made the day after police arrested a pair of alleged "sokaiya" racketeers on suspicion of extorting pounds 96million from Japan Airlines since November 1995 in return for not disrupting shareholders' meetings.
NOW argued that Joseph Scheidler of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League and three other prominent activists had violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) by encouraging anti-abortion protests.
Japanese press reports said that four low-level Kirin executives were charged last week with allegedly paying extortionists a total of 33 million yen (over $300,000) to ensure that racketeers wouldn't disrupt Kirin's annual stockholders' meeting.
Operating under the bingo licenses of local charities, racketeers were generating millions of dollars a year in cash.
Supreme Court declaring that the use of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute - a law designed to combat drug dealers and organized crime - was wrongly used against the pro-life movement.
A BITTER turf ''war'' is looming between booze bootleggers and racketeers involved in the distribution of illicit liquor.
to corporate racketeers have revealed that three Seibu executives have sold two strips of land in Kanagawa Prefecture shortly after turning down the offer of purchase by a real estate company, Tokyo police sources said Thursday.