What Is RICO?
“The American government never runs out of clever ways to separate its citizens from their money. There is a relatively new game in town that has really picked up steam and this American game is called theft by law enforcement, (aka RICO). Much of the growth of federal criminal procedures has been tied to the expanded use of RICO. RICO stands for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970. RICO has succeeded in blurring the lines between state and federal law enforcement and in overturning the protections inherent in the due-process guarantees of the U.S. Constitution, namely due process. The Fifth Amendment states that government cannot deprive citizens of life, liberty and property without due process of law. As the Patriot Act negates the Fourth Amendment protections, RICO does the same with the Fifth Amendment due process rights.
RICO is essentially the seizure of goods and assets obtained as a
result of ACCUSED criminal activity. At the inception of RICO in 1990,
there were only three named federal criminal acts subject RICO
confiscation of assets and they were treason, piracy, and
counterfeiting. Now there are literally thousands of federal laws and
regulations related to RICO. The mere violation of any one of them, no
matter how unintentional and harmless the transgression, can lead to
years of imprisonment for the convicted person and the forfeiture of all
personal assets.” learn more