Ex-Ambassador’s Chavez-Tied RICO Claims Fail

August 19, 2014 – In The News
Courthouse News Service

Joseph A. DeMaria was quoted in the Courthouse News Service article, “Ex-Ambassador’s Chavez-Tied RICO Claims Fail.” Full text can be found in the August 19, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is below.

A judge ruled three energy executives need not face a former U.S. ambassador’s RICO claims but lesser allegations will advance.

According to Joseph DeMaria, the attorney representing one of the defendants, the court found there was "no scheme to defraud Reich, which was fatal to the RICO claims."