The Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, has been a critical tool for prosecuting all ranks of mafia associates—up to the bosses of the infamous crime families. But how exactly does it work? What’s the burden of proof under RICO? And is the law, perhaps, overly broad? Elie Honig digs into the complexities of RICO with Up Against the Mob senior producer Matthew Billy.
This is part of a series of exclusive CAFE Insider bonus episodes of Up Against the Mob, a show that takes you inside law enforcement’s battles with the Mafia. If you haven’t listened to the main episode, head over to the Up Against the Mob feed, and then come back here to listen to the bonus.
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