Federal Defense

What Constitutes a Criminal Conspiracy?

  A criminal conspiracy charges occurs when two or more people conspire to commit almost any illegal act, and then take some type of action towards completing that illegal act. The specific action that they take does not need to be illegal; rather, it just has to be an act that would contribute to the …

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RICO Charges in Federal Court

On October 15, 1970, the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 became a law. In this Act is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute, better known as the RICO statute which lays  out all the federal RICO charges. The RICO statute’s purpose is to eliminate the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate …

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Understanding Tax Evasion

Tax evasion Perhaps one of the most infamous criminals the United States has ever known, Al Capone had many ties to the criminal underworld and had been in and out of jail for many petty offenses before he was finally convicted of tax evasion  on October 18, 1931. Capone spent the next 11 years in …

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Being a Federal Cooperator – Is It Worth It??

Being a Federal Cooperator Without Legal Counsel When the Feds are after a large target, usually the top people in a conspiracy ring, they will approach those individuals who are lower on the totem pole, and attempt to get them to cooperate before charges are filed against them. The agents will tell the potential cooperator …

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