Law enforcement officials appear to have tarred ad hoc bands of protesters as members of an organized criminal movement.
The trial of the first of 61 defendants starts today, but the judge has seemingly forbidden any of the defendants or their attorneys from discussing the case.
In separate criminal racketeering cases, prosecutors are using rap lyrics and the personal diary of a protester shot and killed by police as evidence.
The election conspiracy theorist struck a deal that allows her to avoid prison by testifying for the prosecution.
District Attorney Fani Willis’ preferred weapon wasn’t designed to be used this way.
The two alleged racketeers complain that irrelevant evidence concerning distinct, uncoordinated conduct aimed at keeping Donald Trump in office will impair their defense.
Among the indicted are a Southern Poverty Law Center attorney acting as a legal observer and three people who run a bail fund.
Trump and his acolytes' conduct was indefensible, but the state's RICO law is overly broad and makes it too easy for prosecutors to bring charges.
The defendants will claim their alleged "racketeering activity" was a sincere effort to rectify election fraud.
A Colorado jury rejected claims that an indoor cultivation facility had injured the owners of a neighboring horse ranch.
The suit claims a RICO conspiracy and demands millions.
Even weak cases can scare vendors away from marijuana merchants.