RICO Litigation

Results achieved in prior matters are not meant to be a guarantee of success as the facts and legal circumstances vary from matter to matter.

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law that provides for civil causes of action for unlawful actions taken as part of an ongoing enterprise. In addition to the presence of an ongoing enterprise, violations of RICO require "predicate" acts, which can include, among other things, the use of U.S. mail or interstate wire facilities, including the Internet, to further the alleged unlawful activity.

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. attorneys have argued civil RICO cases in front of the United States Supreme Court and federal circuit courts and have litigated and tried RICO cases in district courts. Wilentz attorneys have also written published works concerning civil RICO litigation, including sample civil RICO jury instructions published by the American Bar Association.