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Week 2 RICO

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Introduction and History of the Statute

 

RICO: The Crime of Being A Criminal, Parts I & II (Lynch, 1987).

 

The Actual Law

 

18 U.S. Code, Chapter 96

 

The Simplicity of RICO

 

Watch the following videos on a RICO trial:

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/TransparentJustice/menu.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip01.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip02.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip03.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip04.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip05.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip06.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip07.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip08.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip09.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip10.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip11.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip12.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip13.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip14.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/CJAD/710/cjad710clip15.html

 

Questions for Students

 

1)   In what ways does the RICO statute combat organized crime?  

 

2)   Evaluate the RICO statute as it relates to its uses and its purpose.

 

3)  Predict what would happen if the U.S. government were to charge the following individuals under the RICO statute.  Go here.

 

4)  Identify the results of a successful RICO prosecution that you identify from independent research.

 

 

 

References

 

18 U.S. Code, Chapter 96

 

Lynch, G. (1987).  RICO: The Crime of Being A Criminal, Parts I & II.  The Columbia Law Review, 87 Colum. L. Rev 661.

 

The Simplicity of RICO, (2009).  RICOACT.com, LLC.  Obtained viahttp://www.law.umn.edu/uploads/f2/21/f2214371567716ab8928a6c36c02de21/f09rico1.pdf

 

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