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New York Enterprise Corruption Lawyers

Enterprise corruption (New York Penal Law § 460.20) is a serious crime that’s usually associated with other, equally serious crimes. Enterprise corruption occurs when a person who knows of the existence of a criminal enterprise, and is aware of its criminal activities, associates with, participates in or is employed by that enterprise. If you are charged with enterprise corruption, you may be accused of:

1. Purposefully and intentionally participating in or conducting affairs for a criminal enterprise by way of an ongoing pattern of criminal activity.

2. Deliberately acquiring interest in or gaining control of an enterprise by engaging in an ongoing pattern of criminal activity.

3. Engaging in a pattern of ongoing criminal activity and investing the proceeds of that criminal activity in a known criminal enterprise.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
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19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
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18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
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17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
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20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
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16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
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01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

To be convicted of enterprise corruption, you must have exhibited a pattern of ongoing criminal activity that furthered or was intended to further the interests of a corrupt enterprise. In New York, enterprise corruption is a class B felony. It carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

What Is A Criminal Enterprise?

New York law defines a criminal enterprise as an activity in which “two or more individuals, all sharing a common purpose of engaging in criminal conduct, come together and become associated in a group that has a defined structure, a continuing existence, and a criminal purpose that extends beyond the commission of individual criminal acts.”

What Is Criminal Activity?

Criminal activity, as it relates to enterprise corruption, is defined as a minimum of three criminal acts that have been committed to benefit a corrupt organization. The criminal acts must have taken place within the last two years. Two of the acts must have been felonies, and at least one of the felonies must have occurred during the last five years. Criminal activities that are felonies can include, but are not limited to, assault, sexual assault, insurance fraud, strangulation, forgery, sex trafficking and attempting to hinder a prosecution.

What Is Aggravated Enterprise Corruption?

Under New York Penal Law § 460.22, you can be charged with aggravated enterprise corruption if you have committed the crime of enterprise corruption and if two or more of the acts which constitute your pattern of criminal activity are class A or class B felonies. Aggravated enterprise corruption is a serious crime and a class A-1 felony; it carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

What Is The Federal RICO Act?

The Federal RICO Act was passed in 1970. RICO stands for Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization, and the law was created to crack down on organized crime and white collar criminals in the United States. The law proved to be a highly effective means of reducing the influence of American crime syndicates.

Under the RICO Act, you can be accused of racketeering if you commit only two of thirty-five criminal acts related by law to a criminal enterprise within a ten-year period. Additionally, members of a criminal enterprise may be charged with the criminal actions of others. Racketeering charges carry extremely stiff penalties, and those who are victimized by the racketeering actions of others can sue the perpetrators for extensive damages.

What Is The New York Enterprise Corruption Law?

The RICO Act turned out to be so effective for prosecuting members of organized crime that states created their own laws based on the federal model. The New York Enterprise Corruption Law is New York’s version of the RICO Act. The law is codified in the New York Penal Law § 460.20.

In Summary

Under New York Penal Law § 460.20, you can be charged with enterprise corruption if it can be shown that you have committed three criminal acts for the benefit of a corrupt enterprise. If you are charged with enterprise corruption, you can also be charged with aggravated enterprise corruption. Additionally, you can be charged with the criminal acts of others if it can be shown that you have knowingly commanded, requested, solicited or ordered other people to perform criminal activities in order to benefit a corrupt enterprise.

New York Enterprise Corruption Lawyers

Given the severity of New York enterprise corruption charges, it’s imperative to retain professional counsel as early as possible in your case. The New York Enterprise Corruption Statute is complex, and it involves multiple felony charges. Enterprise corruption is a strong tool, used by Prosecutor’s in New York, and is a serious white collar crime, in the New York penal code. Enterprise corruption is considered a Class B felony, which has a mandatory minimum term for prison. Enterprise corruption – referred to as NY Penal Law 460.20, is punishable by up to 25 years in prison. It’s used often in association with organized crime and RICO criminal offenses. Below are examples of crimes which can be prosecuted under Enterprise Corruption: Grand Larceny, Gambling, Insurance Fraud, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Money Laundering, Fraud, Conspiracy, Controlled Substance Crimes, Escorts and Prostitution Rings.

The Enterprise Corruption Law was New York’s version of the Federal Rico Act, which was passed in 1970. It’s designed to combat organized crime in New York. This is one of the most effective laws in dismantling criminal rings. Under RICO, a person can be charged with racketeering, if he has committed any 2 of the 35 acts which are designed by the laws, within a period of 10 years, and if the acts conducted were related to an enterprise. There are very harsh penalties associated with racketeering. Members of the enterprise can be charged with acts done by others in the group. Victims of racketeering can sue for treble damages.

In New York, the Enterprise Corruption Law is a law which mirrors the federal statute. Enterprise Corruption is codified by the New York Penal Code Article 460. According to the Enterprise Corruption Law, a person is guilty of Enterprise Corruption when he has knowledge of a criminal enterprise, and is employed by the enterprise, and participants in the enterprise by participating in the pattern of criminal activities being done. Criminal enterprise means an entity which isn’t legitimate or lawful. Under NY Law, a criminal enterprise means a group of people who have a common purpose of engage in criminal conduct, and have a past and present track record of doing it. Criminal enterprise exists when two or more individuals, have a common purpose of engaging in criminal conduct, and become a group with a structure, and have an on-going presence.


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