by Caroline Kimball, Communications Content Manager
The latest Trump indictment has raised more questions regarding criminal charges at both the state and federal levels, and now the RICO act has entered the conversation, particularly as it relates to Georgia state laws.
In a special news report on The National Desk in Washington, D.C., national correspondent Dee Dee Gatton discusses these latest charges with Dr. Marc Clauson, professor of history and law at Cedarville University.
The 2024 GOP front runner has been charged with racketeering in Georgia, which may cause more problems than previous charges.
Racketeering, typically associated with the mafia, is a type of organized crime in which persons devise illegal schemes to gain profit.
The Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)was established in 1970 as a tool to fight against organized crime. This act allows prosecutors to target people in positions of authority within criminal organizations.
The Georgia RICO act is unique in that it focuses on any corrupt conspiracy, not just related to monetary gains, making Trump’s indictment just that more complicated.