RICO, or the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, can come into play in a diverse range of scenarios. Common racketeering charges include white collar crimes such as fraud, bribery, extortion, and loansharking. 

Marital asset concealment where a spouse hides assets from another during a divorce, causing an ill-gotten distribution, can be brought under RICO. Studios and copyright owners are also in a never-ending war against piracy and the illegal downloading and sale of their works. RICO can combat these copyright and trademark infringements.