Racketeering refers to using business to cause a problem so that you can fix the problem for a set price. The statute prohibiting racketeering in Nevada can be found in Section 207.390 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.
Racketeering is often a charge levied against alleged criminals and people associated with organized crime. Racketeering often arises with gambling operations, prostitution rings, money laundering, or selling drugs. At other times, though, it pointed at ordinary, everyday people that don’t have any bad karma coming at all. Some examples of racketeering include:
To be involved in “racketeering activity,” you have to be engaging in two or more racketeering-related crimes, and these crimes must:
They must not be isolated incidents.
Also, one racketeering crime must have been committed after July 1, 1983, and the next must-have happened within five years from the first for it to be considered a racketeering activity.
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It’s not just the person committing the racketeering that gets in legal trouble. You can get into trouble with the law if you:
If you are caught doing any of the above, or of course, transporting goods, racketeering, doing the finances, or anything of the sort, you’ll be guilty of a category B felony. In such a case, you’ll go to the state prison for anywhere between five and twenty years. You may also be fined up to $25,000.
The funds the criminal has accumulated in his racketeering career go into the Attorney General’s Fund. Any balance that the criminal has accumulated over $50,000 in his “racketeering fund” gets deposited into the State General Fund.
The money that was added to the Attorney General’s Fund will then be used to pay for the investigation and criminal prosecution or civil action, whichever applies. The fund is, then, therefor other agencies in the state to draw from to pursue those involved in racketeering activity.
When others use the funds, they must reimburse the Attorney General’s (Racketeering) “Account” with the money they obtain through their own racketeering “chase” adventures. Each such agency must give the Attorney General’s (Racketeering) “Account” 10% of the amount they confiscate.
When I initially met with Mr. Wooldridge, he took the opportunity to sit and go over my problem with me. He described details in my case which he found disturbing and explained why he I should have him on my side.
Any person that’s victimized as a result of racketeering activities can demand that they get a trial before a jury to bring a civil action against the criminal. The victim can then get back three times the amount of the damages they sustained. They can also recover – within reasonable limitations:
An injured person has more of a claim to the property that is forfeited or the money that comes from the investigations than the state does.
If you were arrested for racketeering in Las Vegas, you may be tempted to simply listen to the “advice” of family and friends and family or even law enforcement. Do not make this mistake. Every criminal case is unique and different. More importantly, your freedom should not be left to chance. Instead, it is strongly recommended that you retain the services of an experienced and qualified Las Vegas criminal defense attorney. Contact LV Criminal Defense at (702) 623-6362 to request a free consultation.