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Popular Singer, R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A New York Jury on September 27, 2021, found R&B singer Robert Sylvester Kelly popularly known as R. Kelly, guilty on all charges in his trial on sex trafficking and racketeering charges. R. Kelly was found guilty of charges including bribery, racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, and sex trafficking involving five victims. Specifically,… Read More »

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Reputed NYC Crime Boss Among Mobsters Arrested On Racketeering Charges

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On September 14, 2021, the NYPD and FBI busted over a dozen mobsters, including the 87-year-old Andrew “Mush” Russo and 83-year-old underboss Benjamin “Benji” Castellazzo. Russo and Benji are allegedly long-time members of the Colombo crime family. The mobsters were arrested for various charges, including labor racketeering and extortion fraud scheme. According to the… Read More »

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Enterprise Corruption: A Class B Felony Bound To Land Guilty Parties in Jail

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Decades ago, the RICO Act was published in the United States of America. RICO stands for Racketeering Influenced Corruption Organization. The federal law’s primary purpose is to fight organized crime in the U.S. Since this federal law took effect, many individuals and organizations have been punished for engaging in organized crime. The success of… Read More »

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"... Mr. Cohen's effort... in everything he has done before the Court, is A-Plus... [R]ecently, in another case... [before me], the result he achieved for his client... was quite impressive." Honorable Kenneth M. Karas, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


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