SPRENGER DEFEATS A RICO CLAIM IN THE NINTH CIRCUIT

Plaintiffs, a group of Orange County bail bondsmen, alleged that the Sheriff and the Sheriff’s Department used high-ranking gang members (“shot-callers”) to maintain order and facilitate the operation of the Orange County Jails. Plaintiffs alleged that as part of this scheme, the shot-callers were permitted to steer newly arrested inmates to certain bail companies in exchange for “kickback” incentives, which were then used to Continue reading