RICO

[ree-koh]
noun
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act: a U.S. law, enacted in 1970, allowing victims of organized crime to sue those responsible for punitive damages.
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RICO
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act [of 1970]
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Example sentences for RICO
The two were charged with multiple racketeering violations under the rico act.
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