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The state of New York takes the problem of organized crime so seriously that it enacted its own version of the federal government’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act or RICO. The New York law is called the Organized Crime Control Act or OCCA. Those arrested for violating the act are charged with enterprise corruption.
If you are facing an enterprise corruption charge, it is important to speak to an experienced New York criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Call The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., today at 212-300-6557 or contact us online. Criminal defense attorney Craig Trainor has the experience and skill to defend you against enterprise corruption and all associated charges.
About Enterprise Corruption
The legislature enacted OCCA because organized crime is a drain on the state’s economy, costs billions of dollars, and threatens the safety and welfare of citizens. Because organized crime has changed over the years, the act focuses not only on traditional criminal syndicates or crime families, but also on any group of individuals who join together in a criminal enterprise.
What Is Enterprise Corruption?
Enterprise corruption is charged when a person who knows he or she is involved in a criminal enterprise does one or more of the following:
- Intentionally participates in a pattern of criminal activity for the enterprise
- Intentionally acquires or maintains an interest in or control of an enterprise through a pattern of criminal activity
- Participates in a pattern of criminal activity and invests proceeds from that activity in an enterprise
What Constitutes a Pattern of Criminal Activity?
To be charged with enterprise corruption, you must have committed at least three criminal acts:
- Two acts must be felonies other than conspiracy.
- A felony and one other criminal act must have occurred within five years.
- Each act must have occurred within three years of a prior act.
The enterprise in which you are allegedly involved can be a criminal enterprise or a legitimate business that has become corrupted.
What Types of Underlying Crimes Lead to Enterprise Corruption Charges?
Enterprise corruption is a complex charge that typically involves multiple other felony charges and takes prior convictions into account. The underlying offenses or concurrent charges often involve:
- Sex trafficking
- Criminal sale of firearms
- Money laundering
- Labor racketeering
- Loan sharking
- Illegal disposal of hazardous wastes
- Syndicated gambling
- Trafficking in stolen securities
- Fraud, including insurance fraud , investment fraud and tax fraud
Contact a Respected New York Criminal Defense Attorney
To discuss your case, please call our criminal defense law firm today at 212-300-6557 or contact us online. The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., defends clients charged with enterprise corruption in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County.