The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, better known as RICO, is a federal law that penalizes unlawful acts carried out as part of an ongoing criminal organization or enterprise. If you are suspected of being involved in illegal acts of mail fraud, bank fraud, murder, arson, money laundering or any number of other crimes, even if you didn’t commit the crimes yourself, and the crimes are in some way connected to a criminal enterprise, you could face federal criminal charges under the RICO Act.