Racketeering in legitimate industries

two case studies, executive summary by Peter Reuter

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Justice, National Institute of Justice in [Washington]

Written in English
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  • Racketeering -- United States.,
  • Organized crime -- United States.

Edition Notes

StatementPeter Reuter, Jonathan Rubinstein, Simon Wynn.
ContributionsRubinstein, Jonathan, 1939-, Wynn, Simon.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 38 p. ;
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22393789M

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[Peter Reuter; Rand Corporation.; National Institute of Justice (U.S.)] -- It is widely believed that certain industries in some cities are substantially influenced by members of organized crime.

It is asserted that this influence, by stifling competition and/or extorting. Using data collected by the New York Organized Crime Task Force in an investigation of racketeering and collusion in the Long Island garbage collection industry, this report analyzes the influence of racketeers in this industry.

It also examines three other industries in less detail — stevedoring, casinos, and garment trucking. Title: Racketeering in Legitimate Industries: A Study in The Economics of Intimidation Author: Peter H. Reuter Subject: Using data collected by the New York Organized Crime Task Force in an investigation of racketeering and collusion in the Long Island garbage collection industry, this report analyzes the influence of racketeers in this industry.

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Peter Reuter, Racketeering in Legitimate Industries: A Study in the Economics of Intimidation (Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation, ). A cartel refers to a syndicate, a combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production pricing and the distribution of goods and services by the members to customers and clients.

Racketeering: Traditionally, obtaining or extorting money illegally or carrying on illegal business activities, usually by Organized Crime.

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Title IX of the Act is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute (18 U.S.C. §§ ), commonly referred to as the "RICO" statute.

The purpose of the RICO statute is "the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in. Racketeering is when organized groups run illegal businesses, known as “rackets,” or when an organized crime ring uses legitimate organizations to embezzle funds.

According to the Racketeer Influenced and Corruptions Act (RICO), examples of racketeering include criminal operations such as illegal gambling, prostitution rings, drug.

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