RICO Phone Rates

A nationwide RICO class action in federal court claims that Global Tel*Link, Securus Technologies and 3CInteractive conspired “to fix inflated prices for calls between incarcerated individuals and their family members, friends, attorneys, and others, while also repeatedly lying to local governments and their own customers about the costs of those calls.”

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Art Fraud

A federal court in New York dismissed racketeering claims brought by a Spanish art collector who lost two valuable paintings he owned – including a Picasso — after consigning them to an art gallery. The collector, who claims the gallery owner — who was convicted of fraud — and other parties engaged in a pattern of selling art they had no legal right to sell, failed to plead his RICO claims but may pursue some of his state-law fraud, conversion and replevin claims. 

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Red Light RICO

A federal RICO class action claims that Safespeed and its agents, the City of Oakbrook Terrace, and public officials in Northern Illinois conspired to “corruptly use[] red-light cameras” to “generate millions of dollars in revenue … and thereafter used bribes to protect the money machine from calls for legislation” to ban red-light cameras.

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