Black letter Nevada law: Racketeering

Racketeering leading up to the foreclosure of 2763 White Sage and the aftermath

NRS 207.360       “Crime related to racketeering” defined.

9.  Taking property from another under circumstances not amounting to robbery

      18.  Grand larceny;

      26.  Receiving, possessing or withholding stolen goods valued at $650 or more;

      29.  Perjury or subornation of perjury;

      30.  Offering false evidence;

      35.  Any violation of NRS 205.377;

Implicated provisions of NRS 207.360
NRS 207.400       Unlawful acts; penalties.

1.  It is unlawful for a person:

      (a) Who has with criminal intent received any proceeds derived, directly or indirectly, from racketeering activity to use or invest, whether directly or indirectly, any part of the proceeds, or the proceeds derived from the investment or use thereof, in the acquisition of:

             (1) Any title to or any right, interest or equity in real property; or

             (2) Any interest in or the establishment or operation of any enterprise.

      (b) Through racketeering activity to acquire or maintain, directly or indirectly, any interest in or control of any enterprise.

      (c) Who is employed by or associated with any enterprise to conduct or participate, directly or indirectly, in:

             (1) The affairs of the enterprise through racketeering activity; or

             (2) Racketeering activity through the affairs of the enterprise.

      (d) Intentionally to organize, manage, direct, supervise or finance a criminal syndicate.

      (e) Knowingly to incite or induce others to engage in violence or intimidation to promote or further the criminal objectives of the criminal syndicate.

      (f) To furnish advice, assistance or direction in the conduct, financing or management of the affairs of the criminal syndicate with the intent to promote or further the criminal objectives of the syndicate.

      (g) Intentionally to promote or further the criminal objectives of a criminal syndicate by inducing the commission of an act or the omission of an act by a public officer or employee which violates his or her official duty.

      (h) To transport property, to attempt to transport property or to provide property to another person knowing that the other person intends to use the property to further racketeering activity.

      (i) Who knows that property represents proceeds of, or is directly or indirectly derived from, any unlawful activity to conduct or attempt to conduct any transaction involving the property:

             (1) With the intent to further racketeering activity; or

             (2) With the knowledge that the transaction conceals the location, source, ownership or control of the property.

      (j) To conspire to violate any of the provisions of this section.

      2.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 5 years and a maximum term of not more than 20 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $25,000.

      3.  As used in this section, “unlawful activity” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 207.195.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1496; A 1995, 12412009, 145)

NRS 207.400
NRS 207.520           Limitation of actions.

A criminal action or proceeding under NRS 205.322 or 207.400 may be commenced at any time within 5 years after the conduct in violation of the section occurs. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 217.007, a civil action or proceeding under NRS 207.470 may be commenced at any time within 5 years after the violation occurs or after the injured person sustains the injury, whichever is later. If a criminal prosecution or civil action or other proceeding is brought to punish, prevent or restrain any violation of the provisions of NRS 205.322 or 207.400, the running of the period of limitations prescribed by this section with respect to any cause of action arising under NRS 207.470, which is based in whole or in part upon any matter complained of in the prosecution or proceeding, is suspended during the pendency of the prosecution or proceeding and for 2 years following termination of the prosecution or proceeding.

NRS 207.520


Civil Action to claim damages resulting from racketeering

NRS 207.470  Civil actions for damages resulting from racketeering.

      1.  Any person who is injured in his or her business or property by reason of any violation of NRS 207.400 has a cause of action against a person causing such injury for three times the actual damages sustained. An injured person may also recover attorney’s fees in the trial and appellate courts and costs of investigation and litigation reasonably incurred. The defendant or any injured person in the action may demand a trial by jury in any civil action brought pursuant to this section. Any injured person has a claim to forfeited property or the proceeds derived therefrom and this claim is superior to any claim the State may have to the same property or proceeds if the injured person’s claim is asserted before a final decree is issued which grants forfeiture of the property or proceeds to the State.

      2.  A final judgment or decree rendered in favor of the State in any criminal proceeding under NRS 205.322 or 207.400 estops the defendant in any subsequent civil action or proceeding from denying the essential allegations of the criminal offense.

      3.  Any civil action or proceeding under this section must be instituted in the district court of the State in the county in which the prospective defendant resides or has committed any act which subjects him or her to criminal or civil liability under this section or NRS 205.322207.400 or 207.460.

      4.  Any civil remedy provided pursuant to this section is not exclusive of any other available remedy or penalty.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1501)

      NRS 207.480  Order of court upon determination of civil liability.  A district court may, following a determination of civil liability under NRS 207.470 or 207.490, take such actions as it deems proper, including ordering the defendant to pay all costs and expenses of the proceedings.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1502)