RICO Crimes in New York
Manhattan White Collar Crime Lawyers
The legal team at Musa-Obregon & Associates is one of New York City's
most distinguished criminal defense firms for defending against RICO crime
charges or any other white collar crime allegations. With 100 years of
combined experience and an impressive track record of negotiation against
white collar crime and criminal cases, the attorneys at this New York
City firm offer the aggressive defense and skill needed to fight life-altering
If you are facing white collar crime or
federal crime charges, or if you are currently undergoing federal investigations concerning
your corporate financial activity, contact a New York City criminal defense
We advocate on behalf of individuals throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx,
Manhattan, Rockland County and Westchester County.
According to the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations
Act (RICO), racketeering is a type of
white collar crime in which a pattern of illegal activity is carried out, controlled, or
owned as part of an organized crime. In 1970, Congress passed the RICO
Act to specifically combat crime groups involved in obtaining or extorting
money by controlling legitimate businesses and using them as fronts for
criminal activity. Today, the government uses RICO laws against both legal
and illegal business establishments, health care, financial, and political services.
Any publicity of a RICO investigation can be seriously detrimental to your
organization. The resulting penalties of a RICO conviction are severe
and may even permanently affect your business practices. At Musa-Obregon
& Associates, you can work with informed New York City white collar
crime attorneys who are experienced in defending clients against internal
investigators, federal raids, or prosecution charges.
RICO Violations in NYC
Because RICO laws address financial activities of an organization, corporation,
or enterprise, different charges exist and penalties can vary. There are
two types of RICO penalties:
- Criminal - federal criminal penalties could charge up to 20 years imprisonment; or
- Civil - forfeiture of assets, financial restitution, or court mandated
dissolution of a corporation, company, or enterprise.
In order to be convicted under RICO, a person must engage in a pattern
of racketeering offenses connected to an enterprise. RICO law establishes
35 different types of racketeering activities, including murder, arson,
drug dealing, illegal weapons trafficking, bribery, kidnapping, mail and
wire fraud, counterfeiting, prostitution, and gambling. In addition to
committing illegal activity, prosecutors must also prove:
- You own or manage an organization; and
- The aforementioned organization engages in a pattern of illegal activity.
At Musa-Obregon & Associates, you can work and consult with experienced
Queens defense attorneys who are dedicated to building a strong defense
case. By offering professional and knowledgeable legal advice, this firm
seeks to aid you along the process of dealing with a RICO charge. With
a successful court record, we aim to exhaust all avenues in defending
you against federal charges or investigations.
Contact a New York City criminal defense lawyer today.