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What Types of Acts Can Support the Crime of Conspiracy?

Under federal law, a wide range of conduct can be part of a conspiracy, which is broadly defined as an agreement between two or more people to violate the law. Under federal law, conspiracies can be formed for various illegal purposes, such as: General conspiracies to commit any federal crime, such as drug trafficking, financial… Read More »

How Criminal and Civil Racketeering Laws Work Hand in Hand

  In 1970, in an effort to find more ways to prosecute the Mafia and its affiliates, the federal government passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Two years later, Pennsylvania passed a largely similar version called the PA Corrupt Organizations Act (PACO). While both laws were originally intended to combat organized crime… Read More »