conspirtory in nature and that the criminal activity is ongoing or perpetious crime.
1. Group of people more then two
2. The group is involved in criminal activity
There are numerous drug and firearms charges metioned in the report.
3. The group is involved in criminal activity that is consirtory in nature. Within the group and outside the
group it is a seceret of the organizations activites
4. The organization is involved in perpetious crime meaning ongoing or criminal activity that happens over
a period of time.
Monoplistic/Monatary Gain: The pursuit of financial gain through illegal means.
Hiearcal in nature: A structure within the organzation that has ranks such as:
Division of Labor: Dividing the labor or work into certain groups of people within the organization. Such as dealer and grunt and runners. This helps to keep every thing running smoothly. It also ties into the hiearcal nature of the organization the lower on the structure the more tedious and laboring and don t forget more danergous.
Perpetiousness/Ongoing Crime: In order for an organzation must be defined as an Organized Crime structure that the criminal activity is ongoing for more then once or twice. Most of the time is happens over a period of years.
Fear: One of the most important attributes of organized crime is that people fear them and usally if someone fears you they also respect you at the same time. In fear that if they don t respect you, you will do something to them.
Non-Idealogical/Political Influence: Means that there is usally some sort of higher power that protects and watches over the organzation such as police or elected officals. It also means that usally have these before mentioned people on the payroll or paying them off in order to get the protectoin they need in order to operatrate their organzation.
Elements of CCE (Continuing Criminal Enterprise)
(1) he violates any provision that is punishalbe with felony charges, and
(2) such violation is a part of a continuing series of violations
(A) which are undertaken by such person in concert with five or more other persons with respect to whom such person occupies a position of organizer, a supervisory position, or any other position of management, and
(B) from which such person obtains substantial income or resources
Elements of RICO(Racketeer Influenced and Currupt Organzation)
is indictable under any of the following provisions of title 18, United States Code: Section 201 (relating to bribery), section 224 (relating to sports bribery), sections 471, 472, and 473 (relating to
sections 891-894 (relating to extortionate credit transactions), section 1028 (relating to fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents), section 1029 (relating to fraud
and related activity in connection with access devices), section 1081 (relating to the transmission of gambling information), section 1341 (relating to mail fraud), section 1343 (relating to wire
naturalization or citizenship papers), section 1427 (relating to the sale of naturalization or citizenship papers), sections 1461-1465 (relating to obscene matter), section 1503 (relating to
of passport), section 1543 (relating to forgery or false use of passport), section 1544 (relating to misuse of passport), section 1546 (relating to fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other
businesses), section 1956 (relating to the laundering of monetary instruments), section 1957 (relating to engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity),
section 1958 (relating to use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire), sections 2251, 2251A, 2252, and 2260 (relating to sexual exploitation of children), sections
2312 and 2313 (relating to interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles), sections 2314 and 2315 (relating to interstate transportation of stolen property), section 2318 (relating to trafficking
trafficking in contraband cigarettes), sections 2421-2424 (relating to white slave traffic), (C) any act which is indictable under title 29, United States Code, section 186 (dealing with restrictions on
payments and loans to labor organizations) or section 501(c) (relating to embezzlement from union funds), (D) any offense involving fraud connected with a case under title 11 (except a case
under section 157 of this title), fraud in the sale of securities, or the felonious manufacture, importation, receiving, concealment, buying, selling, or otherwise dealing in a controlled substance or
listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act), punishable under any law of the United States, (E) any act which is indictable under the Currency and Foreign
committed for the purpose of financial gain.
department, agency, or instrumentality thereof;
(3) “person” includes any individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property;
(4) “enterprise” includes any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity, and any union or group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity;
(5) “pattern of racketeering activity” requires at least two acts of racketeering activity, one of which occurred after the effective date of this chapter and the last of which occurred within ten
years (excluding any period of imprisonment) after the commission of a prior act of racketeering activity;
(6) “unlawful debt” means a debt (A) incurred or contracted in gambling activity which was in violation of the law of the United States, a State or political subdivision thereof, or which is
gambling in violation of the law of the United States, a State or political subdivision thereof, or the business of lending money or a thing of value at a rate usurious under State or Federal law,
where the usurious rate is at least twice the enforceable rate;
(7) “racketeering investigator” means any attorney or investigator so designated by the Attorney General and charged with the duty of enforcing or carrying into effect this chapter;
(8) “racketeering investigation” means any inquiry conducted by any racketeering investigator for the purpose of ascertaining whether any person has been involved in any violation of this
chapter or of any final order, judgment, or decree of any court of the United States, duly entered in any case or proceeding arising under this chapter;
(10) “Attorney General” includes the Attorney General of the United States, the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, the Associate Attorney General of the United States, any Assistant
the United States so designated by the Attorney General to carry out the powers conferred on the Attorney General by this chapter. Any department or agency so designated may use in
investigations authorized by this chapter either the investigative provisions of this chapter or the investigative power of such department or agency otherwise conferred by law.