Criminal RICO Law in Public Corruption & Civil Rights

Investigating Public Corruption with Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970

What you will learn

Define the requirements when substantiating a Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) criminal complaint

Define “predicate acts,” or “predicate offenses,” in the context of racketeering activity

Explain how “Public Officials” can be prosecuted under a federal criminal RICO complaint

Discern between “Criminal Enterprise,” and “Defendants,” in a RICO case


This course teaches the application of RICO (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970) in matters of public corruption and civil rights violations (deprivation of civil rights under color of law).

Designed for criminal investigators, prosecutors, attorneys, and civilians alike, this course is comprised of lectures focusing on criminal investigations of RICO violations, though can be applied in Civil RICO complaints.


In this course, students will learn the requirements to establishing grounds for a RICO complaint (criminal and/or civil), the definition of “predicate acts,” “criminal enterprise,” and “racketeering activity,” and how public corruption within the criminal justice system can be used to formulate an argument on the basis of “civil rights” violations.

The deprivation of “civil rights” doesn’t generally fall under the RICO Act as “predicate offenses,” but can be used to describe the “scheme,” or “artifice,” to the “predicate acts” of “racketeering activity” in the furtherance of a “criminal enterprise,” with the defendants being “public officials” involved in “civil rights” violations “under color of law” in the context of RICO, and how “public corruption” and the “deprivation of civil rights” allegations can be used to substantiate grounds for a criminal and/or civil Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act complaint.

Predicate Offenses to Racketeering Activity

RICO: USA v. Nevada
The purpose of this course.

Requirements & Predicate Acts

Predicate Acts
RICO Requirements-“Criminal Enterprise,” and “Predicate Acts” to “Racketeering”
Describe “predicate acts,” or “predicate offenses?”

Establishing Public Officials as having “Knowledge” in Wrongdoing

Defining “Public Office” as “Distinguished” Members of Society
“Under Color of Law” Violations as an Artifice to “Predicate Acts”
The definition of “Public Officials.”
“Under Color of Law” violations.

Civil Asset Forfeiture & Civil vs. Criminal

Asset Forfeiture in RICO
RICO Criminal vs. Civil Complaint
Asset Forfeiture in RICO
RICO Act complaints, Civil vs. Criminal

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