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Killion Statement

Below is franchisor attorney William “Bill” Killion’s statement about the court allowing RICO charges against his client Coffee Beanery.

Racketeering Expert Goes After Coffee Beanery

Successful racketeering charges put people behind bars
Successful racketeering charges land people in jail

BALTIMORE – Rick Welshans and partner Deborah Williams filed their second amended complaint last month against Coffee Beanery alleging racketeering claims, those normally associated with organized crime.

RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations)

Passed by Congress 1970, the RICO Act enables persons financially injured by a pattern of criminal activity to seek redress through state or federal courts.

Franchisees to Pursue Racketeering against Coffee Beanery

BALTIMORE – After a six-year legal battle with Coffee Beanery Ltd., franchisees Deborah Williams and Richard Welshans now have a court order allowing them to reopen their case in Maryland.