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Rico Lawyers in NJ

Passed in 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), is a law that provides for both civil and criminal causes of action for unlawful acts undertaken by an ongoing enterprise.
RICO was initially instituted to prevent organized crime and its effect on legitimate business and trade. Common RICO violations include:

  • Racketeering
  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Fraudulent pension and welfare funds
  • Counterfeiting
  • Embezzlement
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Interference with commerce
  • Money laundering
  • Sales of illegal narcotics
  • Loan sharking
  • Illegal gambling
  • Transporting stolen goods

Today, the civil aspect of RICO dominates litigation, focusing on proving that a RICO violation caused damages to the plaintiff’s property or business.

Our RICO lawyers in NJ have argued civil RICO cases in front of the United States Supreme Court and federal circuit courts, have litigated and tried RICO cases in district courts, and have been lauded by the courts for their extensive experience handling civil RICO cases.

Wilentz attorneys have also authored many publications on civil RICO litigation, including sample civil RICO jury instructions published by the American Bar Association.

If you believe you have a claim of civil RICO, get your free consultation today or contact us at 855-800-0093 for more information.