Pennsylvania Crime Commission: 1984 Report

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DIANE Publishing, Aug 1, 1984 - Political Science - 54 pages
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This is the 1984 report of one of the most famous crime investigative commissions in the U.S. It documents the economic and sociological impact that organized crime has had on the State of Pennsylvania. Contents: intermission tavern investigation; La Cosa Nostra; the PCC: its structure and accomplishments, and much more.

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Page 22 - A judge should disqualify himself in a proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned...
Page 44 - Not more than three Commissioners may be members of the same political party (19 USC 1330).
Page 13 - Grading. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, attempt, solicitation and conspiracy are crimes of the same grade and degree as the most serious offense which is attempted or solicited or is an object of the conspiracy.
Page 13 - It provides for a fine of not more than $10,000 and imprisonment of not more than two years for "whoever...
Page 12 - The four categories of prohibited activities are: (1) using or investing any income derived from a "pattern of racketeering activity" to acquire an interest in or to establish an "enterprise"; a (2) acquiring or maintaining an interest in or control of an "enterprise...
Page 12 - Section 1962(c) that the accountants controlled or participated in the conduct of the affairs of an enterprise...
Page 12 - Pennsylvania conferring and relating to the privilege of engaging in various types of business and designed to insure that such businesses are conducted in furtherance of the public interest and the general economic welfare of the Commonwealth; (5) Such infiltration and corruption provide an outlet for illegally obtained capital, harm innocent investors, entrepreneurs, merchants and consumers, interfere with free competition, and thereby constitute a substantial danger to the economic and general...
Page 12 - Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, 18 USC...
Page 41 - Laporte's body was found in the trunk of a car in the parking lot of a small military airfield on the outskirts of Montreal. The FLQ communique announcing Laporte's "execution" suggested the act was a cold-blooded response to the harsh actions of the authorities.
Page 45 - In addition to the dissemination of such information, the Commission is mandated to disclose its findings to the Legislature and the public via public hearings and public reports. The purpose of this program is to increase awareness of organized crime and public corruption and to deter such activity through its exposure. The Commission refers to other law enforcement agencies numerous cases for prosecution, both civil and criminal.

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