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Racketeering

Definition

A racket is a planned or organized criminal act, usually in which the criminal act is a form of business or a way to earn illegal or extorted money regularly or briefly but repeatedly. A racket is often a repeated or continuous criminal operation.

What is 'Racketeering'

Racketeering, often associated with organized crime, is the act of offering of a dishonest service (a "racket") to solve a problem that wouldn't otherwise exist without the enterprise offering the service. Racketeering as defined by the RICO act includes a list of 35 crimes. If convicted of racketeering, a person could serve up to 20 years and be fined up to $25,000.

Explaining 'Racketeering'


Further Reading


Information, Institutions, and Extortion in Japan and the United States: Making Sense of Sokaiya Racketeers
heinonline.org [PDF]
… 8 THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LEBANON OR THE RACKETEERING RULE … The return of peace was, paradoxically, an economic disaster for many people, given the character … services, etc.), and the upper class, attached to the global sector (international finance, import/export …

Organized crime, transit crime, and racketeeringOrganized crime, transit crime, and racketeering
www.journals.uchicago.edu [PDF]
… 8 THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LEBANON OR THE RACKETEERING RULE … The return of peace was, paradoxically, an economic disaster for many people, given the character … services, etc.), and the upper class, attached to the global sector (international finance, import/export …

Glasgow's 'Reign of Terror': street gangs, racketeering and intimidation in the 1920s and 1930sGlasgow's 'Reign of Terror': street gangs, racketeering and intimidation in the 1920s and 1930s
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… 8 THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LEBANON OR THE RACKETEERING RULE … The return of peace was, paradoxically, an economic disaster for many people, given the character … services, etc.), and the upper class, attached to the global sector (international finance, import/export …

United, yet divided: analysing the cohesion of Addiopizzo's anti-racketeering campaign in PalermoUnited, yet divided: analysing the cohesion of Addiopizzo's anti-racketeering campaign in Palermo
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… 8 THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LEBANON OR THE RACKETEERING RULE … The return of peace was, paradoxically, an economic disaster for many people, given the character … services, etc.), and the upper class, attached to the global sector (international finance, import/export …

The scale of the global financial structure facilitating money launderingThe scale of the global financial structure facilitating money laundering
www.elgaronline.com [PDF]
… 8 THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LEBANON OR THE RACKETEERING RULE … The return of peace was, paradoxically, an economic disaster for many people, given the character … services, etc.), and the upper class, attached to the global sector (international finance, import/export …


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