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  • Buffalo's top lawyers join in labor racketeering trial For the better part of two days this week, Buffalo's top criminal defense lawyers took turns challenging, critiquing and at times even mocking the government's case against Operating Engineers Local 17.

  • Former leader of Local 17 convicted of labor racketeering Six years ago, Mark N. Kirsch was one of the faces of organized labor in Buffalo.

  • In Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., the Supreme Court set forth a framework to identify the extraterritorial reach of a federal statute. The Supreme Court required that a statute demonstrate congressional intent to apply to extraterritorial conduct. Under this framework, federal courts have found that civil RICO does not apply to extraterritorial conduct. However, the courts have been inconsistent in their analysis of RICO under Morrison. Some courts have found that RICO does not apply to extraterritorial enterprises while others have found that RICO does not apply to extraterritorial conduct. But the courts have been consistent in saying that Morrison precludes some extraterritorial application of civil RICO. This analysis is inconsistent with the Morrison framework and ignore...

  • A new lawsuit accuses Mountain State University and former MSU President Charles Polk of breaking federal law by engaging in a widespread criminal enterprise of racketeering activity to defraud students and pad the school's bank account. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Jefferson County Circuit Court on behalf of 14 former MSU nursing students, alleges that Polk and the university engaged in a criminal racketeering scheme over the past decade to exploit students through mail and wire fraud.

  • Are Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins registered to vote in Nevada? In a Las Vegas court- room last week, prosecutors found the fictional characters not guilty but convicted those impersonating them of voter fraud. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the radical left-wing activist group, was convicted in a massive voter-fraud conspiracy. It has been committing identify theft for decades.

  • DETROIT - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday of corruption charges and then sent to jail to await his prison sentence in yet another dramatic setback for a man who once was among the nation's youngest big-city leaders. Jurors convicted Kilpatrick of a raft of crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, which carries a maximum punishment of 20 years behind bars. He was portrayed during a five-month trial as an unscrupulous politician who took bribes, rigged contracts and lived far beyond his means while in office until fall 2008.

  • BOSTON | Reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was a "hands-on killer" responsible for "murder and mayhem" in Boston for almost 30 years, a federal prosecutor told a jury Wednesday as Bulger's racketeering trial began. Bulger's lawyer acknowledged that Bulger made millions through drugs, illegal gambling and loan-sharking, but told the jury that three ex-mobsters who have pinned murders on Bulger cannot be believed.

  • Mayor Byron W. Brown wants the city to give $764,000 in state money to a developer who previously was accused of a pay-to-play scheme. The mayor's request to provide the money to the Rev. Richard A. Stenhouse's Jeremiah Partnership for a renovation and construction project for a Head Start program has been before the Common Council since September, but some city lawmakers are asking questions about the project and not getting many answers.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tenn., has indicted 26 members and associates of the violent gang known as the Bloods, for various charges, including conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, assault resulting in serious bodily injury in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to crimes of violence, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine, hydromorphone and marijuana. The indictment was announced today by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry...

  • A Paterson man identified by authorities as a senior leader of the Bloods street gang in North Jersey pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy involving crimes ranging from robbery to drug distribution, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Thursday. Michael McCloud, 26, also known as "Ike Brim," a member of the Fruit Town Brims set of the Bloods, was one of three top Bloods members who pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark this week to charges of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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