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HuffPo Writer: Hillary to Be Charged Under RICO: HuffPo Deletes Story

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I wrote in January (But no one read…LOL) that the FBI had expanded their investigation into Hillary Clinton to include public corruption.  Many people even accused me of making up the story since I couldn’t name my sources.  The following story vindicates my assertions from January.

FBI Expands Probe of Hillary to Include Public Corruption

A freelance Huffington Post writer, Frank Huguenard, a scientist and public speaker, wrote a story Sunday in the Huffington Post, citing sources that say FBI Director James Comey intends to recommend that Hillary Clinton be indicted as part of a money laundering and bribery scheme, run through the Clinton Foundation.  That story was deleted and replaced with an error screen.  When Huguenard tried to post a new story, he found out that the HuffPo had revoked his right to post.

Huguenard said the following:

“Huffpo has yet to respond to my request for an explanation.  I’ve got my sources, they never asked.”

“I want to do another story but my HuffPo account has been temporarily disabled. Not sure what’s happening with them.”

Huguenard wrote in the now deleted article:

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a United States Federal Law passed in 1970 that was designed to provide a tool for law enforcement agencies to fight organized crime.  RICO allows prosecution and punishment for alleged racketeering activity that has been executed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.

Activity considered to be racketeering may include bribery, counterfeiting, money laundering, embezzlement, illegal gambling, kidnapping, murder, drug trafficking, slavery, and a host of other nefarious business practices.

James Comey and The FBI will present a recommendation to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice, that includes a cogent argument that the Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy and legislative favors to individuals, corporations and even governments both foreign and domestic.

Being charged under the RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act, a person can receive a $25,000 dollar fine and a prison sentence of 20 years per count.

From Wikipedia:

Under RICO, a person who has committed “at least two acts of racketeering activity” drawn from a list of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering if such acts are related in one of four specified ways to an “enterprise”. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.”

When the U.S. Attorney decides to indict someone under RICO, he or she has the option of seeking a pre-trial restraining order or injunction to temporarily seize a defendant’s assets and prevent the transfer of potentially forfeitable property, as well as require the defendant to put up a performance bond. This provision was placed in the law because the owners of Mafia-related shell corporations often absconded with the assets. An injunction and/or performance bond ensures that there is something to seize in the event of a guilty verdict.

In many cases, the threat of a RICO indictment can force defendants to plead guilty to lesser charges, in part because the seizure of assets would make it difficult to pay a defense attorney. Despite its harsh provisions, a RICO-related charge is considered easy to prove in court, as it focuses on patterns of behavior as opposed to criminal acts.[2]

 

 

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