Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations 

(June 2023) This primer provides a general overview of the statutes, sentencing guidelines, and case law regarding the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the “RICO Act” or simply “RICO.” This primer focuses primarily on application of the RICO guideline and related sentencing issues. Although the primer identifies some of the key cases and concepts, it is not a comprehensive compilation of authority nor intended as a substitute for independent research and analysis of primary sources.