Enterprise Corruption

New York Penal Law 460.20 is a Class B Felony and is essentially this state’s answer to the federal Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.).  The elements of the Enterprise Corruption law, or Organized Crime Control Act (O.C.C.A.) as it is sometimes known, are: the person must have knowledge of the criminal enterprise; the person must have participated or have an interest or ownership in the enterprise; and, is guilty of at least two other felonies, not including conspiracy, which are associated with the enterprise itself. Aggravated Enterprise Corruption (460.22) is a Class A-1 felony and can be charged in cases where the two felonies involve defendants who are armed at the time of their commission.