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Category Archives: RICO


Understanding RICO Laws

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as “RICO”, was passed in 1970 in order to make it easier for officials to prosecute those involved in organized crime. RICO allows a special charge for people who engage in certain crimes as part of a larger scheme, rather than someone who commits a crime… Read More »

Massive Organized Crime Bust Includes West Palm Beach Arrest

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Earlier this summer, federal prosecutors charged over four dozen people with crimes related to alleged Mafia ties. The indictment names a number of stereotypical Mafia crimes, including loan sharking, extortion, sports gambling, casino style gambling, health care fraud and credit card fraud. In West Palm Beach, Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino was arrested and held… Read More »

Understanding RICO and How To Fight Against Charges

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 with a view to control and eradicate organized crime in the United States. It includes a wide array of criminal acts starting from acts of bribery, counterfeiting, money laundering, theft, extortion, embezzlement, fraud,… Read More »

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