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This question concerns the RICO Act. I have been told that

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This question concerns the RICO Act.
I have been told that under the RICO Act, the use of mail or wires to advance a scheme to defaud are often important points for a plaintiff to establish in civil actions. What counts as use of the wires under the RICO Act? Does phone use or internet use count as use of wires?
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The statute itself obviously doesn't refer to the internet or emails, using simply the term "wire" which at the time referred to telephone communications.

Cases have, however, found that internet and emails can constitute "wire" for the purposes of pleading a wire fraud claim.
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