The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the “RICO Act,” was passed by the United States Congress in 1970 and was originally intended for the purposes of prosecuting Mafia members and other organized crime syndicates. Today, however, the implications of this legislation are more far reaching and provide for criminal and civil prosecution against those accused of acts surrounding any criminal organization. Such grievous white collar crimes as money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, insurance fraud, counterfeiting, bribery, theft, firearms offenses, and drug crimes can be pursued under the RICO Act. If you stand accused of a violation, do not delay in obtaining exemplary counsel from us.
What sets a RICO Act violation apart from a simple federal charge? There are a total of 35 federal offenses covered by the RICO Act, and If members in a criminal endeavor commit at least 2 of these offenses in a given 10-year period, then the legislation applies. If you are convicted of such a violation, you could face many years in a federal prison, fines, and other negative consequences. Since constitutional rights violations can run rife within far-reaching governmental investigations, it is important that you enlist the help of a knowledgeable and aggressive legal team in your defense efforts.
Highly experienced in complex federal criminal defense, the team at McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP can offer strong protection of your legal rights. We are dedicated to hands-on, client-centered litigation and our attorneys are both skillful negotiators and tenacious trial lawyers. You can put your trust in us to work diligently on your behalf towards resolution of your case.
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