One of the most common forms of organized crime in Minnesota is that involving drugs. The trafficking in, packaging, and selling of drugs involves more than one individual and this can mean that there is a drug ring or some other organization going on.
The thing about organized crime, however, is that it is hardly ever truly organized, yet all of the participants work together to achieve the same goal, which is usually one that is financial.
Types Of Organized Crime
Organized crime can happen in a number of ways. It can involve:
- Drug crimes
- Exchanging of trade secrets
There are so many ways that individuals can conspire to gain financially, but they are almost always caught and many times innocent individuals are caught up in the allegations.
The Charge Of Organized Crime
There are many times in which a person can be in the wrong place at the wrong time and then find that they are charged with conspiracy without knowing why. Take a bank teller, for instance. The bank teller performs a transaction for an individual who has all of the credentials to perform that transaction. He or she is just doing their job to later find out that that individual was part of a crime ring to defraud financial institutions. They stole someone’s identity and that person just so happened to be a part of a crime ring that steals identities so that money can be withdrawn from banks and pocketed.
Unfortunately, the teller is tied up in the scheme. Because he or she performed the transaction, an accusation of being a part of the ring is possible. It is also possible for the guilty party to lay blame on the teller in order to take blame away from themselves. A competent and intelligent Minnesota organized crime lawyer will be able to find the truth and reveal that truth to the court.