The California State Bar’s unfair business practices
The Beginning of the End?

White Collar Crime Humor

When you talk about the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the lyrics of a really cheesy song might enter your head. You are not alone. A law clerk - I presume - snuck a reference to this awful song in Uniroyal Tire Co. v Mutual Trading Corp., 63 F.3d 516, 523 (7th Cir. 1995) ("Our RICO jurisprudence is replete with examples of failed attempts to dress up state fraud claims as suave RICO cases using the expansive definitions of mail and wire fraud.") (emphasis added).

Proof that RICO can be fun.