If you assist another person to commit a crime or if you conspire with another person to commit a crime, you can be arrested and found guilty of a derivative crime. Derivative Crimes can be in State and Federal criminal court jurisdictions. Some common derivative crimes include:
The first derivative crime, created more than a century ago, which was mail fraud. In 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law bundled any discernible "pattern" of crimes into a federalderivative crime. In 1984, the "money laundering" derivative crime statute was greatly expanded.
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