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.