LEG/320 Criminal Law Week 10 Quiz Strayer

LEG 320 Week 10 Quiz – Strayer 

CHAPTER 18

ORGANIZED CRIME AND GANGS

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

1.         Any fraudulent scheme that uses any interstate delivery services can be prosecuted as a felony under the

a.

“mail fraud act”

b.

“bank fraud act”

c.

“wire fraud act”

d.

none of these answers is correct

 

 

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2.         A scheme defined to include a scheme to deprive another of the “intangible right of honest services” is known as a

a.

wire fraud

b.

mail fraud

c.

bank fraud

d.

loan fraud

 

 

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3.         Which of the following are ways of laundering money?

a.

gold purchases

b.

purchases of cashier’s checks

c.

wire transfers

d.

all of these

 

 

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4.         What is the name of an underground banking system used to launder money?

a.

Hawala

b.

RICO

c.

Miranda

d.

CTR

 

 

                                 476-477                  

 

5.         In 1970, Congress enacted the RICO law. What does RICO stand for?

a.

Racket Induced Criminal Operations

b.

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations

c.

Racketeer Influenced Commercial Operation

d.

Racket Induced Criminal Organization

 

 

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6.         To obtain a conviction under RICO, the government must prove that the defendant

a.

is part of a continuing criminal enterprise

b.

has committed at least three felonies

c.

has invested illegally obtained funds

d.

is a member of the Mafia

 

 

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7.         The primary purpose of RICO laws is to strike at the source of the economic power of

a.

terrorist organizations

b.

illegal business monopolies

c.

manufacturers of counterfeit goods

d.

organized crime

 

 

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8.         For the purpose of money laundering statutes, profits gained from unlawful activities are known as

a.

proceeds

b.

receipts

c.

markers

d.

tickets

 

 

                                 476-477                  

 

9.         One of the benefits of the passage of the RICO ACT was that it enabled prosecutors to charge all people engaged in unlawful activity who own or invest in an enterprise that affects

a.

interstate commerce

b.

the federal government

c.

state taxes

d.

banking

 

 

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10.       If the underlying criminal acts do not affect interstate commerce

a.

the federal government has no jurisdiction to prosecute

b.

the federal government still has jurisdiction to prosecute under special provisions of the RICO statute

c.

the federal government can engage in a joint prosecution with the state

d.

the state government can elect to turn the case over to federal officials

 

 

11.       One of the benefits of the passage of the CCE Statute was that it enabled prosecutors to charge people

a.

whose actions enable a criminal enterprise to function

b.

aided and abetted the mafia

c.

with tax evasion

d.

who cross state lines when committing crimes

 

 

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12.       Which of the following statements regarding the federal witness protection program is true?

a.

The program was created during the period of Prohibition in the U.S.

b.

Since being established, the program has seldom been used.

c.

The program is utilized in both federal and state prosecutions.

d.

The program applies to witnesses, but not their families.

 

 

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13.       Which of the following statements regarding the Federal Victim and Witness Protection Act is FALSE?

a.

The Act was passed by Congress in 1982.

b.

This statute created the crime of witness tampering.

c.

Tampering is a crime only if the witness testifies in a criminal trial.

d.

All of these are true statements.

 

 

                                 475-476                  

 

14.       Which of the following statements regarding money laundering is FALSE?

a.

The USA PATRIOT Act toughened money laundering laws.

b.

It is the world’s third largest business.

c.

Money laundering is a crime only on the federal level.

d.

Sentences for cash smuggling have been increased.

 

 

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15.       The RICO laws focus on the conspiratorial nature of

a.

organized crime

b.

white collar crime

c.

burglary

d.

wire fraud

 

 

16.       The practice of keeping payments for expensive items under the amount requiring a currency transaction report to launder illegal money is called.

a.

smurfing

b.

rigging

c.

switching

d.

wiring

 

 

                                 478-480                  

 

17.       To obtain a RICO or “little RICO” conviction, the prosecution must prove which of the following?

a.

that the enterprise existed and was engaged in racketeering activity

b.

that the defendants were members of the racketeering enterprise

c.

two or more incidents of racketeering conduct “that have the same or          similar intents, results, victims, or methods of commission”

d.

all of these

 

 

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18.       Which of the following criminal acts qualify as “predicate acts” under the RICO laws?

a.

drug trafficking

b.

mail fraud

c.

witness tampering

d.

all of these criminal acts qualify

 

 

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19.       What federal statute permits prosecution under that act if the extortion can be shown to interfere with interstate commerce?

a.

the Travel Act

b.

the Hobbs Act

c.

the Bribery Act

d.

the Extortion Act

 

 

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20.       What act requires banks, businesses, and financial institutions to report large cash transactions?

a.

National Money Laundering Act

b.

Currency Transaction Reporting Act

c.

Large Cash Transaction Act

d.

Prevention of the Laundering Illegal Proceeds Act

 

 

21.       RICO and CCE laws have been successfully used to stop which of the following?

a.

illegal activities by anti-abortion groups

b.

stock exchange violations

c.

porn shop violations

d.

all of these

 

 

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22.       The Supreme Court has ruled that for the federal RICO law a “criminal enterprise” means

a.

association in fact

b.

formal business

c.

informal business

d.

formal structure

 

 

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23.       The federal RICO statute permits federal prosecutions based on criminal acts that would normally fall under

a.

state criminal jurisdiction

b.

district court criminal jurisdiction

c.

appellate criminal jurisdiction

d.

county criminal jurisdiction

 

 

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24.       The witness protection program created in 1970 provides new identities and relocation for witnesses

a.

and their families in both state and federal criminal prosecutions of organized crime

b.

and their families in federal criminal prosecutions of organized crime

c.

in both state and federal criminal prosecutions of organized crime

d.

and their families in state criminal prosecutions of organized crime

 

 

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25.       What act did Congress pass in 1982 related to the witness protection program?

a.

the Federal Victim and Witness Protection Act

b.

the Federal Victim Protection Act

c.

the Federal Witness Protection Act

d.

none of these

CHAPTER 19

IMMIGRATION CRIMES, CONTEMPT, AND OTHER CRIMES AGAINST GOVERNMENT

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

1.         Contempt requires a showing of what kind of disregard of the authority of a court or legislative body?

a.

willful

b.

negligent

c.

reckless

d.

accidental

 

 

 

2.         The purpose of civil contempt is to

a.

punish the defendant

b.

compel the defendant to carry out the court’s order

c.

allow the defendant to challenge the court’s order

d.

none of these

 

 

 

3.         Which of the following is one of the purposes of the charge of criminal contempt?

a.

to punish the defendant for wrongdoing

b.

to compel the defendant to carry out the court’s order

c.

to allow the defendant time to appeal

d.

to deter others

 

 

 

4.         In 2010 Arizona passed a state statute aimed at

a.

illegal immigrants

b.

resident aliens

c.

legal immigrants

d.

minorities

 

 

 

5.         In 2010 Arizona passed a state statute which requires persons to carry valid

a.

immigration documents

b.

driver’s licenses

c.

birth certificates

d.

proof of residency

 

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