RICO conspiracy charges against Mongols Motorcycle Club in Tennessee may be too broad

This week, federal prosecutors in the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville announced they have indicted over twelve members and associates of the Clarksville Chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, a motorcycle club with membership across the country. The indictment is extensive, and perhaps overly broad. There are 54 counts that include a wide variety…

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7-Eleven Raids Suggest More Aggressive Prosecution of Employing Illegal Aliens

By now, most of us are familiar with the Trump administration’s announcements that they intend to focus more resources on prosecuting undocumented persons. Recently, we saw several headlines announcing an increasing number of raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), where agents swept through communities and arrested anyone suspected of entering the U.S. illegally.…

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What the new federal policy on marijuana enforcement means for legalization efforts

The past decade has seen state after state legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, along with the emergence of a multi-billion-dollar industry for growing and selling it. Various banks and other businesses have also been servicing the “legal” marijuana market in those states where marijuana is legal for medicinal and recreational uses. But that…

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