“I was employed at a state corrections facility. When I got charged with Felonious Assault and Kidnapping, my job put me on unpaid leave. Greg Robey fought hard for me and the State agreed to dismiss all the felony charges against me. I am now back on the job because of the hard work of Mr. Robey.” -T.J., Cleveland, Ohio
If you are accused of being a member of an organization that has committed at least two crimes from a list of 35 within 10 years, you can be charged under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. If convicted, you face up to $25,000 in fines and up to 20 years in prison. Additionally, you must forfeit all profits and business interests that were involved in the criminal activity. Further, the RICO act allows civil restitution, meaning you may face lawsuits from victims of the criminal enterprise.
Some of the crimes that constitute racketeering activity under RICO include:
Whether you face state or federal racketeering charges, you need experienced legal counsel. A seasoned Ohio defense attorney knows how to build a solid defense.