Subdivision 1. Crime.
A person is guilty of racketeering if the person:
(1) is employed by or associated with an enterprise and intentionally conducts or participates
in the affairs of the enterprise by participating in a pattern of criminal activity;
(2) acquires or maintains an interest in or control of an enterprise, or an interest in real
property, by participating in a pattern of criminal activity; or
(3) participates in a pattern of criminal activity and knowingly invests any proceeds derived
from that conduct, or any proceeds derived from the investment or use of those proceeds, in an
enterprise or in real property.
Subd. 2. Permitted activities.
For purposes of this section, it is not unlawful to:
(1) purchase securities on the open market with intent to make an investment, and without
the intent of controlling or participating in the control of the issuer, or of assisting another to do
so, if the securities of the issuer held by the purchaser, the members of the purchaser's immediate
family, and the purchaser's accomplices in a pattern of criminal activity do not amount in the
aggregate to five percent of the outstanding securities of any one class and do not confer, either in
the law or in fact, the power to elect one or more directors of the issuer;
(2) make a deposit in an account maintained in a savings association, or a deposit in any
other financial institution, that creates an ownership interest in that association or institution; or
(3) purchase nonvoting shares in a limited partnership, with intent to make an investment,
and without the intent of controlling or participating in the control of the partnership.
History: 1989 c 286 s 7; 1995 c 202 art 1 s 25