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955. Expanding Uses of the Mail And Wire Fraud Statutes in Prosecutions

The mail fraud and wire fraud statutes are becoming important tools in prosecutions of a) RICO violations, b) money laundering, c) financial institution fraud, and d) telemarketing fraud. Mail and wire fraud violations that support prosecutions in these areas can result in more severe sanctions and can form the basis for civil or criminal forfeiture.

[cited in JM 9-43.100]

Updated September 19, 2018