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What is RICO?

If you are facing criminal charges under the federal RICO Act, you face possible harsh criminal and civil penalties. For example, errors in billing or filing for insurance claims may subject you to a federal investigation.

  • Under the federal RICO act, the US attorney may bring racketeering charges against a person or group that commits two criminal acts of racketeering as defined by the law within a ten year period and further violates other provisions of the RICO act.
  • People convicted of a RICO charge may be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison and suffer the forfeiture of property, including interest in any company obtained through a RICO violation.
  • In addition to criminal penalties, the RICO law allows individuals harmed by Rico violations to sue for treble damages.

Types of RICO Offenses

Crimes which constitute RICO acts include:

Civil RICO allows a plaintiff to sue for treble damages plus attorney fees. The defendant will not go to jail but may be financially ruined by a large civil RICO verdict. the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A., has found that the experience in criminal defense is important to successfully defend a civil RICO case.

The United States Supreme Court in the case of Bridge v. Phoenix Bond and Indemnity Co. issued an important decision that makes it easier to bring a successful civil RICO suit. This case, however, also reiterates legal issues that are helpful to the defense.

Contact Our Law Firm

RICO is a complicated law that contains many requirements before a conviction can be obtained. It is important to seek legal representation from a criminal defense attorney experienced in RICO law. If you are facing a criminal or fraud investigation, get help from an experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A.

To learn more about RICO, call an Orlando criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A., (407) 901-5852. Submit questions you have for us by filling out the attached contact us form.

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