Criminal Law:

Racketeering - RICO

Federal and state laws that deal with racketeering, profiteering, and RICO (Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization) make it illegal for criminal organizations to profit from any legitimate business operations.  Many of these laws enable the confiscation and seizure of the criminal organization's legitimate enterprise assets, and are typically used against known "organized crime" groups. The goal is to cripple the operation financially, and cut off sources of cash that support ongoing criminal activity.