Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization

Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute

n. a federal law which makes it a crime for organized criminal conspiracies to operate legitimate businesses.

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Seleznev is charged in a separate indictment in the District of Nevada with participating in a racketeer influenced corrupt organization (RICO) and conspiracy to engage in a RICO, as well as two counts of possession of 15 or more counterfeit and unauthorized access devices.
China Enterprises intends to vigorously pursue its Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) claim against these defendants, as well as trade libel, defamation and intentional interferences with prospective economic advantage claims.
The justices will determine whether lower courts went too far in applying the federal Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act to activities of antiabortion protesters.