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Publication Date

Fall 1987


As the names ‘Organized Crime Control Act’ and ‘Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations' themselves indicate, Congress' concern was the threat posed by organized crime and racketeering. The OCCA's purpose was ‘to seek the eradication of organized crime in the United States . . . by providing enhanced sanctions and new remedies to deal with the unlawful activities of those engaged in organized crime.’ According to the Senate Report, RICO's purpose was to ‘eliminate . . . the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce.’

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