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720 ILCS 5/33G-4
(720 ILCS 5/33G-4)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on June 11, 2022)
(a) It is unlawful for any person, who intentionally participates in the operation or management of an enterprise, directly or indirectly, to:
(1) knowingly do so, directly or indirectly, through
a pattern of predicate activity;
(2) knowingly cause another to violate this Article;
(3) knowingly conspire to violate this Article.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in any prosecution for a conspiracy to violate this Article, no person may be convicted of that conspiracy unless an overt act in furtherance of the agreement is alleged and proved to have been committed by him, her, or by a coconspirator, but the commission of the overt act need not itself constitute predicate activity underlying the specific violation of this Article.
(b) It is unlawful for any person knowingly to acquire or maintain, directly or indirectly, through a pattern of predicate activity any interest in, or control of, to any degree, any enterprise, real property, or personal property of any character, including money.
(c) Nothing in this Article shall be construed as to make unlawful any activity which is arguably protected or prohibited by the National Labor Relations Act, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, or the Railway Labor Act.
(d) The following organizations, and any officer or agent of those organizations acting in his or her official capacity as an officer or agent, may not be sued in civil actions under this Article:
(1) a labor organization; or
(2) any business defined in Division D, E, F, G, H,
or I of the Standard Industrial Classification as established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.
(e) Any person prosecuted under this Article may be convicted and sentenced either:
(1) for the offense of conspiring to violate this
Article, and for any other particular offense or offenses that may be one of the objects of a conspiracy to violate this Article; or
(2) for the offense of violating this Article, and
for any other particular offense or offenses that may constitute predicate activity underlying a violation of this Article.
(f) The State's Attorney, or a person designated by law to act for him or her and to perform his or her duties during his or her absence or disability, may authorize a criminal prosecution under this Article. Prior to any State's Attorney authorizing a criminal prosecution under this Article, the State's Attorney shall adopt rules and procedures governing the investigation and prosecution of any offense enumerated in this Article. These rules and procedures shall set forth guidelines which require that any potential prosecution under this Article be subject to an internal approval process in which it is determined, in a written prosecution memorandum prepared by the State's Attorney's Office, that (1) a prosecution under this Article is necessary to ensure that the indictment adequately reflects the nature and extent of the criminal conduct involved in a way that prosecution only on the underlying predicate activity would not, and (2) a prosecution under this Article would provide the basis for an appropriate sentence under all the circumstances of the case in a way that a prosecution only on the underlying predicate activity would not. No State's Attorney, or person designated by law to act for him or her and to perform his or her duties during his or her absence or disability, may authorize a criminal prosecution under this Article prior to reviewing the prepared written prosecution memorandum. However, any internal memorandum shall remain protected from disclosure under the attorney-client privilege, and this provision does not create any enforceable right on behalf of any defendant or party, nor does it subject the exercise of prosecutorial discretion to judicial review.
(g) A labor organization and any officer or agent of that organization acting in his or her capacity as an officer or agent of the labor organization are exempt from prosecution under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 97-686, eff. 6-11-12; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13