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Q: Can civil robbers (white collar robbers) be sued against for civil rico?

If there are white collar hackers that steal digital things. They have been successfully doing so for 10 years (once every month). Can they be charged under civil RICO?

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Robert Kane
Robert Kane
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in California

A: The federal prosecutor will decide the specific charges based on the evidence.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • White Collar Crime Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, individuals involved in white-collar crimes, including cybercrimes such as hacking and digital theft, can potentially be sued under civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) if their activities meet the criteria set forth in the statute. To establish a civil RICO claim, you generally need to show a pattern of racketeering activity and that the defendants are part of an enterprise engaged in these illegal activities. Consulting with an attorney experienced in civil RICO cases would be advisable to evaluate the specific circumstances and potential legal actions.

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