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“When I was arrested by the Feds on Drug Conspiracy charges, they told me I was facing mandatory life in federal prison without the possibility of parole. I knew that I was innocent, but I was scared . . . so I knew that I would have to find a lawyer who was not afraid of the Feds and would take my case to trial. I chose Greg Robey because he is a fighter. After over 2 weeks in a federal jury trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. My family and I am forever grateful to Mr. Robey.” -L.B., Mansfield, Ohio

What Crimes Constitute Racketeering Activity?

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:

  • Any violation of state laws against gambling, murder, kidnapping, arson, robbery, bribery, extortion, dealing in obscene matter or dealing in a controlled substance
  • Acts related to bribery, counterfeiting, theft, embezzlement, fraud, dealing in obscene matter, obstruction of justice, slavery, racketeering, gambling, money laundering or murder for hire
  • Embezzlement of union funds
  • Bankruptcy or securities fraud
  • Drug trafficking
  • Money laundering and related offenses
  • Assisting aliens in illegally entering the country
  • Acts of terrorism

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.

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