Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law
18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–1968
The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they #ordered others to do or assisted them in doing, closing a perceived loophole that allowed a person who instructed someone else to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not actually commit the crime personally.
#RICO was enacted by section 901(a) of the #Organized #Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L. 91–452 #Aiding and #abetting or situations where it cannot be shown the party personally carried out the #criminal offense, but where another person may have carried out the illegal act(s) as an agent of the charged, working together with or under the direction of the charged, who is an accessory to the crime. #ELDER #ABUSE