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A few very preliminary thoughts on the new RICO complaint against Trump.
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/2 The factual section -- describing how Trump & Co. promoted a MLM scam and reaped benefits -- is detailed, specific, and quite devastating.
/3 The complaint asserts civil RICO, conspiracy to do the RICO, and then a bunch of state consumer laws from several states, plus a state fraud claim. The RICO is only one basis for federal court jurisdiction -- there's also diversity jurisdiction (folks from different states).
/4 I'm an admitted RICO skeptic -- a ricanthrope, if you will. I think the statute is far overused, hellishly complicated, difficult to plead right, and mostly used for emphasis.

popehat.com/2016/06/14/law…
/5 Is this RICO? I think it's too early to say. It's a very competently executed complaint, unlike 95% of RICO claims. Great attention has been given to meeting the convoluted elements.
/6 Though I remain skeptical for boring and hyper-technical reasons, these attorneys came prepared to fight, and it won't be an easy or quick fight for Trump & Co. /end
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