Fort Lauderdale Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers
Under provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), people may be charged for crimes that involve an organized effort of individuals or entities. Unfortunately, federal prosecutors in Florida now think that too many activities are tied to organized crime, and charges filed under the RICO Act seem to increase every year.
The federal criminal defense attorneys of Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo. P.A. located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have been providing aggressive legal defense against racketeering, money laundering and business fraud charges for more than 24 years. Our team of experienced trial attorneys includes former prosecutors who understand how federal investigators gather evidence and prepare their cases. We know how far police will go to tie your charges to RICO, and we know what strategies are most effective for reducing or eliminating the charges.
What charges may be filed?
Under provisions of RICO, an individual may be charged with a federal or state crime for working in an organized way with other individuals to engage in activities such as:
- Violations of state gambling statutes
- Insurance fraud
- Money laundering
- Narcotics trafficking or possession
- Embezzlement of union funds
- Assisting the entry of illegal aliens into the U.S.
- Acts of terrorism
- Prostitution rings
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If you have been charged with a RICO crime, or think you may be under investigation for a crime, the time to talk with an experienced attorney is right now. Contact us to learn more about our experience in the area of defense for money laundering, racketeering and other federal RICO charges.