Federal RICO Charges Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is actually section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act, passed by the United States Congress in October, 1970. RICO gives the government increased authority to charge and prosecute individuals and corporate executives believed to fraudulently apply corrupt influence to their financial advantage.

When it comes to federal racketeering charges, the stakes are high. The sentencing guidelines can be extremely severe and often include years of prison time. In these cases, it is absolutely essential to work with an attorney who will take the time to understand your case and advise you on the best course of action to arrive at the best possible resolution.

I am federal RICO criminal defense attorney Anthony Pinelli of Chicago, Illinois. A RICO case attorney must understand the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and sentencing guidelines to structure an effective plea or get ready for rigorous discovery and trial. Successful representation requires experience and close communication with the client throughout the process. I provide both.

My experience in RICO federal investigations and criminal charges includes:

Two Examples Of Why Your Lawyer Better Have Experience

In a case in the United States District Court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a property owner sold several homes through a real estate broker who was obtaining fraudulent mortgages which he alleged the owner had knowledge of. Mortgage losses exceed four million dollars. A plea was negotiated, and after presenting significant mitigation evidence and argument, the court ordered a sentence of four years' probation.

In a case in Chicago, a salesman was charged with embezzlement of more than six hundred thousand dollars. With the help of his family, a large restitution payment was made, and after a sentencing hearing, the court ordered a sentence of four years' probation.

Investigation, fact-gathering and presentation played a large role in both of the above cases.

If a client decides to go forward with trial, I am ready to take my extensive experience in discovery to uncover and present all relevant documentation and do everything to defend my clients' rights. When I take on cases I make a point to never be surprised and to completely investigate every fact relevant to a defense. No matter what route a case takes, however, I always work with my clients every step of the way. I make myself easily available to clients and make sure that they are aware of any development in a case.

To discuss any aspect of your RICO white collar criminal case, call me right away at 312-767-4596 or send an email with a brief description of your legal need.