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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. Civil RICO claims must be based on a criminal violation or, an “act of racketeering.” Sect. 1961(1).  Only prosecutors, not private parties, can bring a criminal RICO claim.

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