Friday, May 10, 2013

Expansion of racketeering law in Oklahoma


Governor Mary Fallin signed SB 549 into law today which adds  crimes relating to exploitation of elderly persons or disabled adults, computer crimes, unlawful proceeds, insurance fraud, and workers’ compensation fraud to the list of crimes which can be considered racketeering activity under the provisions of the Oklahoma Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The penalty for racketeering is an additional minimum of ten years imprisonment.

The clause that caught my attention is Unlawful Proceeds. According to §21-2001. Unlawful proceeds - Counsel - Banks - Imprisonment and fines.

  • It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to receive or acquire proceeds and to conceal such proceeds, or engage in transactions involving such proceeds, known to be derived from any violation of the Oklahoma Statutes.

This seems a little open ended- any violation of the Oklahoma Statutes.

1 comment:

  1. So when a lawyer inescapably lies in his pleadings numerous times (predicate acts under Oklahoma racketeering act) , why does he not face perjury and racketeering charges as described in statutes?

    Is there no prosecutor who will indict another attorney in Okalahoma?