Professor Abrams Comments on Applying RICO to Conduct Outside the U.S. in U.S. Law Week Article

May 1, 2014 -- Professor Emeritus Norman Abrams commented on applying RICO to conduct outside of the U.S. in U.S. Law Week article.

Norman Abrams, a professor emeritus at the UCLA law school in Los Angeles and co-author of the casebook, Federal Criminal Law and Its Enforcement, told BNA in an April 24 e-mail that the decision was “significant” because RICO is a complicated area of the law in which circuits have used a variety of approaches. He said that for plaintiffs, the ruling “preserves the potential for using in some contexts allegations of RICO violations in both criminal and civil cases based on alleged criminal conduct engaged in abroad.”

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