Racketeering 2019-06-21 08:00:00

Racketeering

Racketeering is term used to refer to crimes committed through extortion or coercion. Racketeers seek to obtain money or benefits from other individuals or firms via intimidation or force.

Racketeering is a term that describes a broad array of crimes and is typically associated with organized crime.

United States President Richard Nixon signed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act into law in October 1970 to permit enforcement agencies to prosecute individuals and entities involved in racketeering and ultimately target organized crime.

 


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