RICO Charges by Heiress against CPA Dismissed

When the disgruntled heir of a family fortune wanted a “deep pocket” to pay her claim that another heir had stolen from the decedent, she sued the decedent’s CPAs for treble damages and her attorneys' fees under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act.  We argued that the allegations of fraud and common enterprise lacked credibility.

Bottom line: Federal court dismissed the claim.