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Minneapolis, MN federal defense attorney Andy Birrell explains what RICO is and why it originated.

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rico
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is an acronym for the racketeer
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influence corrupt organizations act
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and this was an act that was passed in
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1970
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it was authored by a guy named blakely
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who’s a professor
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he’s still alive at notre dame law
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school
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the idea was to hold
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organizations accountable for the
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criminal acts of its members
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originally it was designed to go after
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the mafia
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so the organization is committing crimes
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and the organization can be
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held liable a criminal rico case has
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sort of another dimension that the
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united states attorney
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upon the filing of a rico indictment
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indictment as a charge
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can make a motion for the preliminary
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seizure of assets
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freeze them if you will there’s also a
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civil rico
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statute that attempts to hold
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organizations liable too and this
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introduces the concept of an
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enterprise it’s a criminal enterprise
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uh that has certain prerequisites
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and that too attempts to civilly hold
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libel
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organizations for these kinds of
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transgressions

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