Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations 

(March 2020) The purpose of this primer is to provide a general overview of the pertinent statutes, sentencing guidelines, and relevant 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 some sentencing issues. It is not intended as a comprehensive compilation of case law addressing these issues or as a substitute for independent research and primary authority.