Title 18 section 911 makes it illegal for a criminal defendant to be part of a corrupt organization. Drug Crimes such as corrupt organization was legislated in Pennsylvania because the legislatures believed that there was a very serious problem in the Commonwealth combating organized crime. As a result of the Drug Crimes being committed by organized crime, the PA legislature drafted the statute of Corrupt Organization. drug crimes Although this statute doesn’t specifically combat drug crimes, drug crimes seem to be the primary crimes that this statue has been used against by both District Attorney’s Offices and the PA Attorney General’s Office. The crime of corrupt organization is a very serious one. It is graded as a felony of the first degree and therefore punishable by a maximum of 20 years in state prison and a $100,000 fine. Make sure to contact the experienced drug crime attorney’s at the Law Offices of Kelly & Conte if you have been charged with or are being investigated for having committed this crime. As former prosecutors, we are very experienced in handling these types of matters.
In order to be convicted of this drug crime of corrupt Organization, the government must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt: (1) It shall be unlawful for any person who has received any income obtained from a pattern of racketeering activity in which such person participated as a principal, to use or invest, the proceeds of such income, in the acquisition of any interest in, any enterprise. drug court Accordingly, as stated above, although not a drug crime, individuals that are alleged to have committed racketeering crimes such as corrupt organization are also typically alleged to have been involved in drug crimes. Thus, the main defenses to this type of charge is that the defendant is not part of any racketeering scheme and not part of any organization.