2009 Florida Statutes
State Attorney RICO Trust Fund; authorized use of funds; reporting.
27.345 State Attorney RICO Trust Fund; authorized use of funds; reporting.--
(1) Subject to the provisions of s. 895.09, when a state attorney files an action pursuant to s. 895.05, funds provided to the state attorney pursuant to s. 895.09(2)(a) or, alternatively, attorneys' fees and costs, whichever is greater, shall be deposited in the State Attorney RICO Trust Fund.
(2) There is created for each of the several state attorneys a trust fund to be known as the State Attorney RICO Trust Fund. The amounts awarded to a state attorney pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the trust fund for that state attorney. Funds deposited in such trust fund shall be used, when authorized by appropriation or action of the Executive Office of the Governor pursuant to s. 216.181(11), for investigation, prosecution, and enforcement by that state attorney of civil or criminal causes of action arising under the provisions of the Florida RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) Act.
(3) Each state attorney that has established a State Attorney RICO Trust Fund shall report to the Executive Office of the Governor annually by November 15 the amounts recovered pursuant to this section for the previous fiscal year.
History.--s. 3, ch. 84-249; s. 2, ch. 86-277; s. 3, ch. 89-102; s. 7, ch. 95-196; s. 3, ch. 95-280; s. 16, ch. 2001-56; s. 12, ch. 2002-1; s. 1, ch. 2002-70.