They now believe he is Don Corleone.
Former President Donald Trump is currently engaged in a novel legal dispute in Georgia. The state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which is typically used against organized crime and criminal organizations, has been used against him and 18 associates.
These are the same anti-organized crime laws that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani utilized in the 1980s to imprison mafia leaders.
Giuliani — who revolutionized the use of this little-known federal law to bring down American mafia activities in New York City and obtain convictions for mobsters like “Fat Tony” Salerno, Carmine “Junior” Persico, and Paul Castellano, the New York Post reported — now, ironically, appears to be cast as a player in the legal chess match aimed at taking on the big kahuna: Donald Trump.
CBS reports that Georgia’s RICO law is more expansive than its federal counterpart.
However, a conviction under RICO requires proving the existence of a criminal enterprise with a shared objective. This is why Rudy Giuliani and others are also charged for their roles in the alleged racketeering conspiracy, in addition to Trump.
Giuliani called Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis an “incompetent, sloppy prosecutor,” the Post reported.
“This is a ridiculous application of the racketeering statute. There’s probably no one that knows it better than I do,” Giuliani said on Newsmax’s “The Balance” on Tuesday.
Willis stated during a Monday evening press conference that she intends to try all 19 defendants together and that they are anticipated to surrender by August 25.
To prove racketeering, Willis must overcome significant obstacles.
According to CBS News, in order to obtain a conviction, the prosecution must persuade a jury that Trump committed a felony “‘by knowingly, willfully, and unlawfully making’ false statements and representations to state officials.”
According to Morgan Cloud, a law professor at Emory University, in order to prove the charge of racketeering, prosecutors must persuade a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that at least two of the racketeering activities are related in terms of method, purpose, or victims.
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