Criminal Defense Attorney Fort Lauderdale

RICO

Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. Has Aggressively Defended Clients Facing Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) Investigations

Under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), persons who are involved in racketeering may face prosecution by the state as well as federal agencies.  Racketeering occurs when organized groups run illegal businesses or when an organized crime group uses legitimate organizations to embezzle money.  Racketeering is a broad term that encompasses specific offenses such as prostitution, human trafficking, drug trafficking, weapon trafficking, and counterfeiting, among others.  As such, RICO as various implications and has been enacted to prosecute Latin American crime rings as well as pro-life activists for illegally blocking access to abortion clinics, the Catholic Church has sued clergy members under RICO for allegedly allowing priests to molest children, police corruption cases, and numerous other prosecutions across the United States.  Criminal penalties are severe and may include imprisonment and/or fines.  South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. has successfully represented clients undergoing RICO investigations and prosecutions with over 28 years of Criminal Law Practice experience. 

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