Use of RICO to prosecute Organized Crime

Use of RICO to prosecute Organized Crime Select a scenario when the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) was used to prosecute organized crime. Examples include United States v. Barger, the Winter Hill Gang, the Gambino family, the Chicago Outfit, and the Latin Kings. 1) How was RICO used to prosecute the crime group? Why was RICO used? 2) Was the crime group convicted? Why or why not? 3) Evaluate the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of RICO prosecution for the case. 4) Could responses other than RICO have been used to prosecute?

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