Your Volgi is partially correct. ACORN’s tutorials on how to run a stable of prostitutes financed by government loans while cheating on your taxes is criminal, though likely not under RICO. RICO would require the criminal to have engaged in racketeering activities (more than one) to use the proceeds derived from that activity to control an enterprise engaged in interstate commerce. 18 USC § 1962(a). Racketeering activities do include slavery and sexual exploitation of children. 18 USC § 1961(1). Arguably, the ACORN workers on tape did agree to assist in setting up a house of prostitution for using underage foreigners. This may suffice to meet the first part of the test, as there were at least two instances of it. But ‘Puter’s not certain that there were proceeds derived from these activities (helping hands for hos) that were used to acquire control of an interstate enterprise. ACORN is clearly an interstate enterprise, though. One would have to argue that the funds derived from the illegal activity were the government funds meant to be used for counseling the poor, and that these funds were used to acquire or control ACORN. ‘Puter thinks that’s a rough case to make. And relatively unsympathetic.
Like Judge Napolitano, ‘Puter would indict for criminal facilitation, then try to dig up sufficient dirt to make a RICO case. Criminal facilitation is a crime by which one person assists another in planning or preparing to commit a crime. The crime is the assistance, not the act committed by the other person. It’s also likely theft of federal grant money, assuming this ACORN program was funded in any part with federal money.
The sad thing is, the Obama Administration and Congress could shut this fiasco down now by refusing to fund ACORN at all. ACORN would wither up and die. Of course, one community organizer is not going to cut off the lifeblood of another community organizer. It’s just not done.
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.