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Federal Racketeering Lawyers in Boston, Massachusetts

RICO Charges Carry Serious Penalties

If you are being investigated for racketeering, the source of funding for all of your assets can be traced. The federal government has the authority to freeze your real and personal property along with all of your financial holdings and bank accounts until the matter can be settled at trial.

Regulated by the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), racketeering charges against an individual can only be made if the person is involved in an enterprise or group that operates through a pattern of racketeering activities and is found to have committed two or more criminal violations within a 10-year period of time. But if RICO applies, then offenses committed outside the 10-year period can also be included without regard to the statute of limitations.

While any law enforcement agency can conduct investigations into suspected ‘rackets,’ the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was involved in the pattern of alleged criminal activities to meet the RICO definition.

Experienced Defense Against Racketeering Charges

If you are being charged with operating an organized group or enterprise engaged in illegal activities or ‘rackets,’ you need to contact a federal criminal defense lawyer to combat the charges right away.

At the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm, our experienced federal racketeering lawyers can prepare an acute defense based on your individual facts. Our proven defense strategies can help secure protection of your constitutional rights.

Our work is anchored on getting your charges reduced or dismissed. We can help you fight allegations that you were part of, or acting on behalf of, a criminal organization or enterprise that committed two or more acts of racketeering activity from a list of eight specified state and 27 federal (predicate) crimes within a 10-year period, including:

  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Extortion
  • Arson
  • Robbery
  • Bribery
  • Dealing in obscene material
  • Drug offenses
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Money laundering
  • Murder for hire

If convicted of the charges of racketeering, penalties can range from 20 years to life in federal prison (depending on what other crimes were involved), forfeiture of money and property, and hefty fines from $250,000 to double the amount obtained from the crime.

We Value Your Freedom As Much As You Do

We can help if you are facing allegations of racketeering or if you are under investigation for these types of federal charges and need a seasoned attorney in Boston and New England.

At the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm, we have nearly 50 years of combined experience defending the rights of our clients. Tell us about your case during a free telephone consultation at 617-297-9213 or email us the details of your situation through the “contact us” form we have provided on our website.

We are confident our knowledge and skills in the courtroom can help you get the best possible outcome.


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In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
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Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

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If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

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“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

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