The original intent of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), passed by Congress in 1961, was to add significant statutory strength to efforts to control organized crime. In recent years, however, RICO investigations have increasingly focused on businesses across a broad range of industries such as banking and securities, financial services, health care and international commerce.
Whether you are facing RICO charges related to your business activities, a government investigation is underway that could lead to such charges or you simply want to be proactive in ensuring your company is protected, you have a proven, versatile resource in our New York City-based, interdisciplinary law firm, Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP (CPS&S).
Any Exposure to a RICO Investigation or Criminal Charges Is Serious
RICO is not one law but a collection of laws that address the financial activities of "organizations committing a pattern of illegal activity." Penalties may be both civil — including substantial asset forfeiture, financial restitution and even mandated dissolution of a company or enterprise — and criminal, with federal criminal penalties up to 20 years' imprisonment.
At CPS&S, you can work with accomplished New York City RICO attorneys with in-depth knowledge of corporate regulation, finance and the prosecution of alleged corporate crimes such as securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud and enterprise corruption.
Strength Across the Spectrum of Internal Investigation and Criminal Defense
Our attorneys' experience is particularly valuable for intervention and planning efforts by organizations seeking to proactively avoid government investigations, raids and charges. Our firm is adept at:
- Assisting with thorough internal investigations into business practices and activities with an eye to regulatory and statutory compliance
- Providing guidance as early as possible upon government agency contact in order to exhaust all avenues for avoiding criminal charges and prosecution
- Providing active, rigorous defense if civil or criminal RICO charges are ultimately filed against our client
Contact Our Manhattan RICO Crimes Attorneys
For an exploratory consultation with a lawyer skilled in dealing with many forms of business conspiracy allegations, as well as state and federal investigations into corporate financial activity, please contact our firm.