Federal RICO Act Charges | Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer


18 USC 96 codifies the RICO Act. The RICO Act refers to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The reaches of the RICO Act are almost boundless. It’s breadth means almost anyone can get caught up in the wide net the federal government casts.

RICO charges are centralized through the Organized Crime and Gang Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office. One reason the federal government may pick up prosecution of serious allegations involving organized crime is the allegations consist of violations of State law, but local law enforcement officials are unlikely or unable to successfully prosecute the case, in which the federal government has a significant interest.

If you or a loved one are facing federal criminal charges or are under investigation for a RICO Act violation, contact us at 817-203-2220. Our attorneys defend arrests and indictments in the United States Northern District, Eastern District, and Western Districts of Texas.


Benson Varghese

Managing Partner at Varghese Summersett PLLC
Benson Varghese is the founder and Managing Partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC. He is a prolific writer and has authored hundreds of articles about criminal law in Texas and at the Federal level. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, and have been selected as Top Blogs by the State Bar of Texas. He was named the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by the Tarrant County Bar Association. Benson led the firm to become one of the 500 fastest growing businesses in the United States by Inc 500 Magazine in 2018. In the same year, the firm was named the Best Law Firm in Fort Worth by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The lawyers at Varghese Summersett PLLC exclusively handle criminal defense matters.
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