Iowa's State RICO Statute: Wreaking Havoc on Iowa's Criminal Justice System

Author:Anna T. Stoeffler
Position:J.D. Candidate, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2017; B.A., The University of Dubuque, 2013

Iowa's Ongoing Criminal Conduct Act ("IOCCA") was patterned after the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") and the Model Ongoing Criminal Conduct Act ("Model Act"). Yet, it exceeds the reach and intent of these acts, especially by excluding key provisions of the Model Act's definition of "specified unlawful activity," which limited its application to racketeering... (see full summary)

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