Civil RICO

Attorney Beltran is experienced in RICO matters.  RICO, which stands for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, provides for civil remedies for persons injured by those who commit a wide range of federal crimes.  Many states, including Florida, also have state RICO acts.  RICO is a powerful tool for civil litigation because a prevailing plaintiff may collect treble (triple) damages plus attorney fees.  Attorney Beltran has handled many RICO claims, including:

  • Litigating against individual who defrauded purchaser of antique automobile.
  • Litigating against former employees of television auction company who accepted kickbacks, stole merchandise, misrepresented artwork, and stole IP and trade secrets.
  • Drafting civil RICO complaints against trucking companies stealing client’s property from unattended loading docks.
  • Defending various New York financial institutions in law suits arising out of the “subprime mortgage meltdown.”
  • Litigation against car dealership that committed fraud and other illegal acts in connection with the sale of an automobile.

Because the powerful RICO statute has a number of intricate requirements, persons seeking representation in a RICO matter should seek an attorney with experience in such cases.