Title 16, Chapter 14, Section 3
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Alien corporation" means a corporation organized under laws
other than the laws of the United States or the laws of any state
of the United States.
(2)(A) "Beneficial interest" means either of the following:
(i) The interest of a person as a beneficiary under any other
trust arrangement pursuant to which a trustee holds legal or
record title to real property for the benefit of such person;
(ii) The interest of a person under any other form of express
fiduciary arrangement pursuant to which any other person holds
legal or record title to real property for the benefit of such
(B) "Beneficial interest" does not include the interest of a
stockholder in a corporation or the interest of a partner in
either a general partnership or limited partnership. A
beneficial interest shall be deemed to be located where the real
property owned by the trustee is located.
(3) "Civil proceeding" means any civil proceeding commenced by an
investigative agency under any provision of this chapter.
(4) "Criminal proceeding" means any criminal proceeding commenced
by an investigative agency under any provision of this chapter.
(5) "Documentary material" means any book, paper, document,
writing, drawing, graph, chart, photograph, phonorecord, magnetic
tape, computer printout, other data compilation from which
information can be obtained or from which information can be
translated into usable form, or other tangible item.
(6) "Enterprise" means any person, sole proprietorship,
partnership, corporation, business trust, union chartered under
the laws of this state, or other legal entity; or any unchartered
union, association, or group of individuals associated in fact
although not a legal entity; and it includes illicit as well as
licit enterprises and governmental as well as other entities.
(7) "Investigative agency" means the Department of Law or the
office of any district attorney.
(8) "Pattern of racketeering activity" means engaging in at least
two acts of racketeering activity in furtherance of one or more
incidents, schemes, or transactions that have the same or similar
intents, results, accomplices, victims, or methods of commission
or otherwise are interrelated by distinguishing characteristics
and are not isolated incidents, provided at least one of such acts
occurred after July 1, 1980, and that the last of such acts
occurred within four years, excluding any periods of imprisonment,
after the commission of a prior act of racketeering activity.
(9)(A) "Racketeering activity" means to commit, to attempt to
commit, or to solicit, coerce, or intimidate another person to
commit any crime which is chargeable by indictment under the
following laws of this state:
(i) Article 2 of Chapter 13 of this title, relating to
(ii) Article 3 of Chapter 13 of this title, known as the
"Dangerous Drugs Act";
(iii) Subsection (j) of Code Section 16-13-30, relating to marijuana;
(iv) Article 1 of Chapter 5 of this title, relating to
(v) Article 2 of Chapter 5 of this title, relating to bodily
injury and related offenses;
(vi) Articles 3 and 4 of Chapter 7 of this title, relating to
arson and destructive devices, respectively;
(vii) Code Section 16-7-1, relating to burglary;
(viii) Code Section 16-9-1, relating to forgery in the first degree;
(ix) Article 1 of Chapter 8 of this title, relating to theft;
(x) Article 2 of Chapter 8 of this title, relating to robbery;
(xi) Code Sections 16-6-9 through 16-6-12 and 16-6-14, relating to prostitution and pandering;
(xii) Code Section 16-12-80, relating to distributing obscene materials;
(xiii) Code Section 16-10-2, relating to bribery;
(xiv) Code Section 16-10-93, relating to influencing witnesses;
(xv) Article 4 of Chapter 10 of this title and Code Sections 16-10-20, 16-10-23, 16-10-91, and 16-10-95, relating to perjury and other falsifications;
(xvi) Code Section 16-10-94, relating to tampering with evidence;
(xvii) Code Section 16-12-22, relating to commercial gambling;
(xviii) Code Section 3-3-27, relating to distilling or making liquors;
(xix) Part 2 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of this title, known
as the "Georgia Firearms and Weapons Act";
(xx) Code Section 16-8-60, relating to unauthorized transfers and reproductions of recorded material;
(xxi) Code Section 10-5-24, relating to violations of the "Georgia Securities Act of 1973";
(xxii) Code Section 3-3-27, relating to the unlawful distillation, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages;
(xxiii) Code Sections 16-9-31, 16-9-32, 16-9-33, and 16-9-34, relating to the unlawful use of financial transaction cards;
(xxiv) Code Section 40-3-90, relating to certain felonies involving certificates of title, security interest, or liens concerning motor vehicles;
(xxv) Code Section 40-4-21, relating to removal or falsification of identification numbers;
(xxvi) Code Section 40-4-22, relating to possession of motor vehicle parts from which the identification has been removed;
(xxvii) Code Section 16-9-70, relating to use of an article with an altered identification mark;
(xxviii) Article 6 of Chapter 9 of this title, known as the
"Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act";
(xxix) Any conduct defined as "racketeering activity" under 18
U.S.C. Section 1961 (1)(A), (B), (C), and (D);
(xxx) Article 3 of Chapter 5 of this title, relating to kidnapping, false imprisonment, and related offenses, except for Code Section 16-5-44, relating to aircraft hijacking;
(xxxi) Code Section 16-11-37, relating to terroristic threats and acts;
(xxxii) Code Section 16-5-44.1, relating to motor vehicle hijacking;
(xxxiii) Code Section 16-10-32, relating to tampering with witnesses, victims, or informants;
(xxxiv) Code Section 16-10-97, relating to intimidation of grand or petit juror or court officer; or
(xxxv) Article 11 of Chapter 1 of Title 7 and Sections 5311
through 5330 of Title 31 of the United States Code relating to
records and reports of currency transactions.
(B) "Racketeering activity" shall also mean any act or threat
involving murder, kidnapping, gambling, arson, robbery, theft,
receipt of stolen property, bribery, extortion, obstruction of
justice, dealing in narcotic or dangerous drugs, or dealing in
securities which is chargeable under the laws of the United
States or any of the several states and which is punishable by
imprisonment for more than one year.
(10) "Real property" means any real property situated in this state or any interest in such real property, including, but not limited to, any lease of or mortgage upon such real property. (11) "RICO lien notice" means the notice described in Code Section 16-14-13.
(12)(A) "Trustee" means either of the following:
(i) Any person who holds legal or record title to real
property for which any other person has a beneficial interest;
(ii) Any successor trustee or trustees to any of the foregoing
(B) "Trustee" does not include the following:
(i) Any person appointed or acting as a personal
representative under Title 29, relating to guardian and ward,
or under Chapter 6 of Title 53 of the "Pre-1998 Probate Code,"
relating to the administration of estates, if applicable, or
Chapter 6 of Title 53 of the "Revised Probate Code of 1998"
and other provisions in such revised probate code relating to
the administration of estates; or
(ii) Any person appointed or acting as a trustee of any
testamentary trust or as trustee of any indenture of trust
under which any bonds are or are to be issued.