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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
Boyle v. United States
Citation:556 U.S. 938, 129 S.Ct. 2237, 173 L.Ed.2d 1265 (2009)
Boyle (Defendant) participated in a series of bank thefts in New York and other states, as part of a group that included core members and recruite others from time to time. Boyle was convicted of engaging in the conduct of the affairs of an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity, in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute (RICO). On appeal, he argued that the judge had erroneously instructed the jury on the meaning of a RICO “enterprise.” The district court had defined “enterprise” as a structure that is loosely organized for the purpose of engaging in racketeering.
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Topic OutlineTheft Crimes