In split decision, Supreme Court reverses RICO convictions

ANNIE YAMSON | Daily Reporter
Published: 05/16/2014

In a slip opinion released by the Ohio Supreme Court this week, a divided court ruled that Ohio’s version of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or the RICO statute, is ambiguous.

As a result, the judgment of the Fourth District Court of Appeals was reversed after it affirmed the convictions of Zachary Bondurant and Jeffrey Stevens for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Bondurant and Stevens were involved in a drug ring headed by Rodger Cassell in Highland County.

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