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Organized Crime Unit
The Organized Crime Unit is responsible for investigating organized criminal conspiracies where the leadership is insulated from the lower levels of the organization.
Crimes frequently include gambling and prostitution that can be occurring in local jurisdictions or statewide. The team has also investigated gambling involving off-shore betting in the Caribbean. Investigations look beyond individual acts and extend to other areas such money laundering and RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) violations.
The unit has been very successful in recent years with several large scale gambling investigations that resulted in the seizure of over a million dollars. The team also conducts murder-for-hire investigations and at times will become involved in public corruption investigations as well as organized theft rings.
The unit works closely with the Attorney General Unit and is also involved in a number of investigations with other state and federal law enforcement agencies.