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  • “Just How Hard Will It Be to Take Down the Alleged ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise,’” Refinery29 (Dec. 7, 2017).
  • “The 6 Women Suing Harvey Weinstein Are Using a Gangster Law Originally Designed to Take Down the Mafia — and Experts Warn it Won’t be Easy,” Business Insider (Dec. 7, 2017.)
  • “Weinstein’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct Protected by Criminal Enterprise, Suit Claims,” New York Law Journal (Dec. 6, 2017).
  • “Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists,” The Intercept (Nov. 15, 2017).
  • “Ex-Venezuela Ambassador Takes Bribery Suit to High Court,” Law360 (Sept. 5, 2017).
  • “RICO Charges are ‘A Way to Influence the Political Process to Project a Cost’ on Protestors,” Surius XM Patriot Radio (August 22, 2017).
  • “Demanda Contra ‘Bolichiros’ Continuara en Corta de NY,” Notiminuto (March 12, 2017).
  • “Ex-Ambassador Asks 2nd Circ. to Save Venezuelan Bribe Suit,” Law360 (March 10, 2017).
  • “European Union’s RICO Suit Stalls at High Court,” Bloomberg Law (June 20, 2016).
  • “U.S. RICO Case Could Impact Foreign Banks Linked to Money Laundering,” ACAMS moneylaundering.com (April 14, 2016).
  • “Edward Fitzpatrick: Climate-change battle heats up between Whitehouse, Wall Street Journal,” Providence Journal (April 9, 2016).
  • “A Federal Case Over Online Contests: Is ‘RICO’ a Reach in Derbywars Lawsuit,” Thoroughbred Daily News (Jan. 11, 2016).
  • “RJR Nabisco RICO Claims Will Get Supreme Court Review,” 84 U.S.L.W. 12 (Oct. 6, 2015).
  • “Reynolds American Suit,” Bloomberg Law Brief (Oct. 5, 2015).
  • “Court Will Review Reynolds American Suit,” Bloomberg Law (Oct. 2, 2015).
  • “Taking the Gangster Rap,” The Economist (August 8, 2015).
  • “Racketeering Statute Cited in Shadow Insurance Disputes,” INN Daily Newsletter (July 14, 2015).
  • “Sheldon Whitehouse: Sue Fossil Fuel Companies for Climate Fraud,” The Huffington Post (June 3, 2015).
  • “FIFAgate: The Increasingly Long Arm of American Justice,” Bilan (June 2, 2015).
  • “RJR Nabisco En Banc Rehearing Denied; RICO Extraterritoriality Ripe for SCOTUS?,” 83 U.S.L.W. 40 (April 21, 2015).
  • “Cheaters Never Prosper,” The Marshall Project (April 9, 2015).
  • “Local Lawyers Argue that Gangsters Shouldn’t be Prosecuted Like Mafia,” Indy Week (February 4, 2015).
  • “14 Charged in Deadly 2012 Meningitis Outbreak,” Boston Globe (December 17, 2014).
  • “Future Could See More RICO Cases Like Garlock’s, Expert Says,” Legal News Line (September 12, 2014).
  • “Pizzeria Owner, 75, Says He’ll Still Work After $6.5 Million Settlement,” Chicago Tribune (August 7, 2014).
  • “Humana Files RICO Claim Over Medtronic Bone Drug – Health Insurer Alleges Device Maker Conspired with Physicians,” Wall Street Journal (June 2, 2014).
  • “Chevron’s RICO Case Against Plaintiffs Attorney Presents Unique Set of Facts, Attorney Says,” Legal Newsline (April 24, 2014).
  • “Cheating Case Built on Confessions,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution (March 1, 2014).
  • “Was Chevron Scammed for $19 Billion,” Newsweek (October 31, 2013).
  • “Rare Racketeering Suits Filed in Mahoning Valley,” Tribune Chronicle (June 16, 2013).
  • “Atlanta Testing Scandal Begins Long March to Justice,” USA Today (April 3, 2013).
  • “RICO Presents Challenges in Atlanta Cheating Case,” Associated Press (April 1, 2013).
  • “Racketeering Survives Against Coffee Beanery,” BlueMauMau.org (Sept. 4, 2012).
  • “Hell Hath No Fury Like a RICO Action: Racketeering Charges Filed in Hedge Fund Divorce,” The New York Observer (July 18, 2012).
  • “Racketeering Expert Goes After Coffee Beanery,” BlueMauMau.org (Feb. 8, 2012).
  • “James Murdoch Admission Brings Him Closer to Facing Charges,” The Telegraph (Dec. 14, 2011).
  • “Bartolomei Readies Tuscarora Suite; Feds Confer with Local Dissidents,” Niagara Falls Reporter (Sept. 27, 2011).
  • “Phone Hacking: Rupert Murdock’s American Legal Woes Mount Up,” The Telegraph (July 14, 2011).
  • “Suit Lobs Curve in Snowball Fight,” The Times-Picayune (July 5, 2011).
  • “Imams, Dons and RICO,” American Thinker (March 16, 2011).
  • “Do Planned Parenthood ‘Sting’ Videos Depict a Sex-Trafficking Crime?,” The Christian Science Monitor (February 7, 2011).
  • “Organized Crime Cases Aren’t Easy, RICO Convictions Require More Proof From Prosecutor,” The Detroit News (December 16, 2010).
  • “Geico Lawsuits Alleged Medical Insurance Fraud,” News Day (September 29, 2010).
  • “Class Action Traction?,” IGaming News (September 5, 2008).
  • “Court Cites Discovery Costs in Dismissing RICO Case,” Inside Counsel (June 2008).
  • “Firms Use RICO to Fight Union Tactics,” The Wall Street Journal (December 10, 2007).
  • “A Law of Unintended Consequences,” Conde Nast Portfolio (October 29, 2007).
  • “PTC Fends Off Legal Heat from the Land of the Rising Sun,” Catalyst (August 13, 2007).
  • “Vivendi Raises Stakes in Fight with Deutsche Telekom,” The New York Times (March 2, 2007).
  • “RICO, Illegal Aliens, and other Issues,” The George Putnam Show, Cable Radio Network (October 3, 2006).
  • “High Court Reins In RICO: Anti-civil RICO forces get a win – but it’s not over,” The National Law Journal (June 12, 2006).
  • “Morpheus Parent Company Sues eBay Over Skype Technology,” Tech News World (May 24, 2006).
  • “StreamCast Targets Skype, Kazaa for Alleged RICO Act Violations,” Tech News World (March 28, 2006).
  • “RICO Act Takes Aim at Facility Near Pahrump; Founder Piazza Says Allegations Without Merit,” The Pahrump Valley Times (November 11, 2005).
  • “Plaintiffs Try to Use RICO to Curb Illegal Immigration,” Corporate Legal Times (October 2005).
  • “Ruling Hurts Tobacco Fraud Suit, Judge Says Government Can’t Strip $280 Billion from Cigarette Makers,” Richmond Times-Dispatch (February 5, 2005).
  • “U.S. Department of Justice v. Big Tobacco,” Market Place Morning Report (nationally syndicated public radio news program) (Sept. 20, 2004).
  • “Stakes High in Fraud Case Against Tobacco Industry,” Winston-Salem Journal (Sept. 19, 2004).
  • “Suit Alleges Abuse Linked to Two Firms,” Boston Globe (June 10, 2004).
  • “RICO First Used to Battle Mafia, Law Focuses On Pattern of Corruption,” New Jersey News (May 27, 2004).
  • “Smokey’s Denied Betting License,” The Forum (May 19, 2004).
  • “RICO Law, Powerful Tool in ’80s, Takes Back Seat in New Scandals,” Investor’s Business Daily (August 21, 2002).
  • “The Commissioner’s Racket: David Moore won election with his business reputation. A RICO suit claims he’s little more that a loan shark,” Cleveland Scene (August 7, 2002).
  • “Expos: A Lawsuit Against a Criminal Organization,” La Presse (June 7, 2002) (in French).
  • “Lawsuit Accuses DMV of Systemic Corruption,” Citizen-Times (May 23, 2002).
  • “The Long Arm of Abuse: Problem Priests Cross Not Just States But Oceans as Well,” U.S. News & World Report (May 6, 2002).
  • “Experts Question Use of RICO Against Clergy,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 1, 2002).
  • “Mitered in the Mob: What RICO Lawsuits Could Mean for the Catholic Church in the United States,” The National Review (March 28, 2002).
  • “The PNP Qualifies as a Criminal Organization,” Primera Hora (March 25, 2002) (in Spanish).
  • “Leonardo Associate may Face Federal Racketeering Charges,” Democrat & Chronicle (Dec. 29, 2001).
  • “RICO and the Mafia,” Voice of America, National Public Radio (May 17, 2001).
  • “The RICO Act,” The Lionel Show, Eyada.com Internet Talk Radio (Jan. 30, 2001).
  • “An Interview with RICO Expert Attorney Jeff Grell,” AmericanMafia.com and GamblingMagazine.com (Oct. 2, 2000).
  • “RICO Viewed as Cop Suit Sidelight,” The National Law Journal (Sept. 25, 2000).
  • “The Use of RICO Against Big Tobacco and Others,” The Dark Star Show, WCCO Radio, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 11, 2000).