A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy in their battle to stop the expanding industry: racketeering lawsuits.
A 53-count indictment has been issued to three people accused in racketeering schemes.
Three women accused in a massive racketeering operation are in custody.
A major suspect roundup is taking place Thursday following a nine month investigation by the North Metro Drug Task Force. The crime ring involves some suspects whose names have been in the news recently.
A former Denver attorney accused of stealing more than $2 million from clients has been charged with theft and racketeering.
The reputed head of the Montreal Mafia was released Friday from a federal prison in Colorado after serving half of a 10-year sentence in a racketeering case, authorities said.
A man accused of scamming individuals and businesses out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced on Monday.
Prosecutors say a scheme preyed on people desperate to stay in their homes. Now five suspects are charged with offering to help, but only if those people grow marijuana in their homes.