Federal Racketeering Charges Trial Begins in Atlanta Public Schools Case

Cheating Scandal Leads to Federal Racketeering Charges for  Defendants in Atlanta Public Schools Trial Over one year after 35 educators, test administrators, and principals in the Atlanta Public School System were linked to a massive cheating scam to change students’ test scores, 12 of those accused are now standing trial on federal racketeering charges. Prosecutors allege that the Atlanta Public Schools testing scam dates back as far as 2005, when school administrators began to put pressure on teachers and test administrators to change … [Read more...]

Uber, Lyft Face Racketeering Charges in Connecticut

Ridesharing Services Uber and Lyft Charged with Racketeering by Cab Companies In Connecticut, two booming ridesharing services, Uber and Lyft, face charges of racketeering in a lawsuit filed by cab and livery companies, which allege that the two ridesharing services “prey parasitically” on established businesses. The Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) gives the government discretion to investigate and prosecute the operation of an illegal business or enterprise, including a fraudulent scam, for an individual or … [Read more...]

Guilty Verdict Issued in First RICO Cybercrime Case

Man Charged with RICO Cybercrimes Over the Internet Ruled Guilty A young man from Arizona was arrested for RICO crimes involving identity theft, and is the first person in the US to be found guilty of cybercrime using federal racketeering legislation. David Ray Camez, 22, was convicted by a federal jury in Las Vegas on Friday, December 6th, under the Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The verdict came after a three-week trial, in which Camez was charged for identity theft under RICO laws for stealing identities through his … [Read more...]