Posted by MikeW on February 04, 1999 at 13:47:38:
In Reply to: Re: Why pay tax? When , none of the money goes to legal aid? posted by satori on February 03, 1999 at 18:09:51:
RICO only applies to situations where you have a group of people participating in an organized pattern of bribery (illegal version, campaign contributions don't count), extortion, theft, or violence, or other criminal wrongdoing. There have been some isolated instances where this has happened in landlord-tenant disputes, but it is very rare.
Usually, even if a landlord is abusive, he is only violating civil, as opposed to criminal laws. This means he can be sued, but not arrested. And most housing court cases are straight up and down eviction type proceedings. Even if the are legally interesting, they only involve civil law matters.
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