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RICO Crimes in New York

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The legal team at Musa-Obregon Law PC 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 criminal allegations.

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 attorney immediately.

We advocate on behalf of individuals throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland County and Westchester County.

RICO/Racketeering Defined

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 Law PC, 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 Law PC, 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.

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