Category: Organized Crime

Racketeering is a serious criminal offense that involves organized and ongoing criminal activity. To combat such criminal enterprises, many states, including Colorado, have enacted laws specifically targeting racketeering. In Colorado, the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA) provides a powerful legal tool to prosecute individuals involved in organized criminal activities. These laws are crucial not only for defendants facing COCCA charges but also for the general public to comprehend the


Modeled after the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (or RICO) put into place in 1970, Colorado’s 2016 COCCA law continues to aid in the investigation and indictment of crime rings operating among us here in the state.


Last spring, the ringleader in a criminal racketeering enterprise was sentenced to 14 years for leading an enterprise that stole mail containing identifying information, personal checks, business checks, and