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Criminal forfeitures under the RICO and Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statutes

David B. Smith

Criminal forfeitures under the RICO and Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statutes

(Title 18 United States Code, Sections 1961-1968 and Title 21 United States Code, Section 848)

by David B. Smith

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Published by Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Forfeiture -- United States.,
    • Organized crime -- United States.,
    • Racketeering -- United States.,
    • White collar crimes -- United States.,
    • Drugs of abuse -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Criminal provisions.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared by David B. Smith, Edward C. Weiner.
      ContributionsWeiner, Edward C., United States. Dept. of Justice. Criminal Division.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF9747 .S6
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3919799M
      LC Control Number81601025

      Federal racketeering laws arose from the legal difficulty of prosecuting the leaders of organized criminal cartels. Under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, also known as 18 USC §§ , legislators sought to address loopholes that had allowed some criminal bosses to avoid prosecution for activities by avoiding association with criminal acts their. THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF ATTORNEY FEE FORFEITURE UNDER RICO AND CCE* On Janu , the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, one of Washington D.C.'s most respected tax firms, must forfeit to the government all the fees collected from one of its regular clients.1 The court ordered this for-.

      Continuing Criminal Enterprise statute (CCE) Although similar in purpose, the CeE statute and RICO differ considerably. The CCE statute targets only illegal drug activity. The statute makes it a crime to commit or conspire to commit a con­ tinuing series of felony violations of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Con­. The Law Offices of David L. Freidberg: Aggressive Defense Against the Federal Crime of Continuing Criminal Enterprise. The Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute is a federal law that punishes large scale drug traffickers. This serious crime can result in a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and fines of up to $2 million.

      The continuing criminal enterprise (CCE) statute (21 U.S.C. ) targets only drug traffickers who are responsible for long-term and elaborate conspiracies. The antiracketeering statute (18 U.S.C. ), which includes the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), targets offenders working at the top levels of various. Michigan RICO Attorneys – Continuing Criminal Enterprise Lawyers Michigan Racketeering Defense. Many states, including Michigan, have anti-racketeering laws similar to the federal law: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). When Congress enacted the Organized Crime Control Act of (where Federal RICO originates) it declared, “Organized crime in the .


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Criminal forfeitures under the RICO and Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statutes by David B. Smith Download PDF EPUB FB2

F2d (3d Cir ). Technically, Milicia is a case under the Continuing Criminal En-terprise ('CCE") statute, not the RICO statute. However, the courts reasoning in that case is relevant to the debate here. First, the text of the criminal forfeiture provisions of RICO is Cited by: 1. Get this from a library.

Criminal forfeitures under the RICO and Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statutes: (Title 18 United States Code, Sections and Title 21 United States Code, Section ).

[David B Smith; Edward C Weiner; United States. Department of Justice. Criminal Division.] -- "This book describes the legal and ethical issues surrounding plagiarism, the tools and techniques. Get this from a library. Criminal forfeitures under the RICO and Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statutes: (Title 18 United States Code, Sections and Title 21 United States Code, Section ).

[David B Smith; Edward C Weiner; United States. Department of Justice. Criminal Division,]. weiner, criminal forfeiture under rico and continuing criminal enterprise statutes, previously cited at THE LEGAL STATUS OF ASSETS IN THE POSSESSION OF A TRANSFEREE IS CONSIDERABLY MORE CONFUSED.

JUSTICE HAS ARGUED THAT PROPERTY BECOMES TAINTED AT THE MOMENT IT IS CONNECTED WITH OR GENERATED BY ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. criminal and civil complaints, must be submitted to OCGS for review and approval before being filed with the court. Also, all pleadings alleging forfeiture under RICO, as well as pleadings relating to an application for a temporary restraining order pursuant to RICO, must be submitted to OCGS for review and approval prior to filing.

statutes, sentencing guidelines, and relevant case law regarding the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1 commonly referred to as the “RICO Act” or simply “RICO.”.

The Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute (abbreviated  CCE) and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) are two complex federal laws specifically designed to target organized crime.

While often considered together in a legal setting, they are different in scope. provides that, upon conviction under the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute, a defendant shall forfeit to the United States all interest in and profit obtained by the enterprise.

The expansive reach of the forfeiture provision of § The Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute (abbreviated CCE) and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) are two complex federal laws specifically designed to target organized crime. While often considered together in a legal setting, they are different in scope.

THE CRIMINAL FORFEITURE PROVISIONS OF THE RICO AND CCE STATUTES: THEIR APPLICATION TO ATTORNEYS' FEES The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) 1.

and the Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) 2. statutes, en-acted inincluded with the conventional criminal penalties. inclusion in Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology by an authorized editor of Northwestern University School of Law Scholarly Commons.

Recommended Citation Karla R. Spaulding, Hit Them Where It Hurts: RICO Criminal Forfeitures and White Collar Crime, 80. Both the criminal forfeiture provisions of RICO and the Continuing Criminal Enterprise statute and section of Ti which prov'ides for the civil forfeiture of the proceeds of.-)r - 5 - and property used in, drug crimes, give the government the author­ ity to seek forfeiture of assets related to drug trafficking and.

The Continuing Criminal Enterprise statute, 21 U.S.C. §, provided the means by which a “kingpin” could be punished severely and the enterprise could be dismantled through asset forfeiture. 2 These kingpin statutes are aimed at the leaders of criminal operations that grow, manufacture, export and sell drugs.

3 While Congress’ concern about drug abuse in America is justified, a major concern with statutes. Any person who engages in a continuing criminal enterprise shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment which may not be less than 20 years and which may be up to life imprisonment, to a fine not to exceed the greater of that authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18 or $2, if the defendant is an individual or $5, if the defendant is other than an individual, and.

estate (common law forfeiture) and in rem forfeiture in shaping mod-ern criminal forfeiture.9 Thus, familiarity with both these early forms of forfeiture is necessary to understand and to evaluate forfeiture under RICO and CCE.

Forfeiture of Estate Legislators who opposed the enactment of RICO's forfeiture pro. TITLE 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I – CRIMES CHAPTER 96 – RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act, 18 U.S.C.

§§ (). Ross William Ulbricht was indicted under the Continuing Criminal Enterprise statute, along with other offenses, for running the Silk Road online marketplace.

On February 4,he was found guilty on all counts. OnUlbricht was sentenced to life without parole. (2) (2) In this section a person is considered to be engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise, if he or she engages in a prohibited activity under s.and: (2)(a) (a) The activity is undertaken by the person in concert with 5 or more other persons, each of whom acted with intent to commit a crime and with respect to whom.

Abstract. Two federal laws, the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute (RICO) and the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute (CCE), authorize criminal forfeiture of the proceeds of drug trafficking and racketeering activities.

Rather, the law establishes severe consequences for those who engage in a pattern of wrongdoing as a member of a criminal enterprise. Ti Section of the United States Code sets forth a long list of racketeering activities, the repeated commission of which can form the basis of a RICO Act claim.

The Impact of RICO Forfeiture on Legitimate Business Graeme W Bush* InCongress passed the first in a series of amendments to the forfeiture provisions of the federal criminal code, including RICO,' designed to strengthen prosecutors' ability to take the profit out of crime by forfeiting a convicted criminal's assets.'0 U.S.

Dept. of Justice, Criminal Forfeitures Under the RICO and Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statutes 1 () [hereinafter cited as Dept. of Justice, Criminal Forfeitures].

" Although a General Accounting Office report released in found that the RICO and.(d) If property subject to forfeiture is conveyed, alienated, disposed of, diminished in value, or otherwise rendered unavailable for forfeiture, the investigative agency may, on behalf of the state, institute an action in any circuit court against the person named in the RICO lien notice or the defendant in the civil proceeding or criminal.