posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 07:00 PM
18 USC § 1964
(a) The district courts of the United States shall have jurisdiction to prevent and restrain violations of section 1962 of this chapter by issuing
appropriate orders, including, but not limited to: ordering any person to divest himself of any interest, direct or indirect, in any enterprise;
imposing reasonable restrictions on the future activities or investments of any person, including, but not limited to, prohibiting any person from
engaging in the same type of endeavor as the enterprise engaged in, the activities of which affect interstate or foreign commerce; or ordering
dissolution or reorganization of any enterprise, making due provision for the rights of innocent persons.
(b) The Attorney General may institute proceedings under this section. Pending final determination thereof, the court may at any time enter such
restraining orders or prohibitions, or take such other actions, including the acceptance of satisfactory performance bonds, as it shall deem
(c) Any person injured in his business or property by reason of a violation of section 1962 of this chapter may sue therefor in any appropriate United
States district court and shall recover threefold the damages he sustains and the cost of the suit, including a reasonable attorney’s fee, except
that no person may rely upon any conduct that would have been actionable as fraud in the purchase or sale of securities to establish a violation of
section 1962. The exception contained in the preceding sentence does not apply to an action against any person that is criminally convicted in
connection with the fraud, in which case the statute of limitations shall start to run on the date on which the conviction becomes final.
(d) A final judgment or decree rendered in favor of the United States in any criminal proceeding brought by the United States under this chapter shall
estop the defendant from denying the essential allegations of the criminal offense in any subsequent civil proceeding brought by the United States.