§ 13-2301 Definitions
§ 13-2302 Making extortionate extensions of credit; classification
§ 13-2303 Financing extortionate extensions of credit
§ 13-2304 Collection of extensions of credit by extortionate means
§ 13-2305 Permissible inferences
§ 13-2306 Possession of altered property; classification
§ 13-2307 Trafficking in stolen property; classification
§ 13-2308 Participating in or assisting a criminal syndicate; classification
§ 13-2308.01 Terrorism; classification
§ 13-2308.02 Making a terrorist threat; false reporting of terrorism; liability for expenses; classification; definitions
§ 13-2308.03 Unlawful use of infectious biological substance or radiological agent; classification; definitions
§ 13-2309 Bribery of participants in professional or amateur games, sports, horse races, dog races, contests; classification
§ 13-2310 Fraudulent schemes and artifices; classification; definition
§ 13-2311 Fraudulent schemes and practices; wilful concealment; classification
§ 13-2312 Illegal control of an enterprise; illegally conducting an enterprise; classification
§ 13-2313 Judicial powers over racketeering criminal cases
§ 13-2314 Racketeering; civil remedies by this state; definitions
§ 13-2314.01 Anti-racketeering revolving fund; use of monies; reports; audit
§ 13-2314.02 Racketeering lien; content; filing; notice; effect
§ 13-2314.03 County anti-racketeering revolving fund; use of fund; reports
§ 13-2314.04 Racketeering; unlawful activity; civil remedies by private cause of action; definitions
§ 13-2315 Racketeering; investigation of records; confidentiality; court enforcement; immunity; classification
§ 13-2316 Computer tampering; venue; forfeiture; classification
§ 13-2316.01 Unlawful possession of an access device; classification
§ 13-2316.02 Unauthorized release of proprietary or confidential computer security information; exceptions; classification
§ 13-2317 Money laundering; classification; definitions
§ 13-2318 Civil judgments; injury to the state
§ 13-2319
§ 13-2320 Residential mortgage fraud; classification; definitions
§ 13-2321 Participating in or assisting a criminal street gang; classification
§ 13-2322 Unlawful transactions involving drop house properties; classification; definition
§ 13-2323 Participating in or assisting a human smuggling organization; classification

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 13 > Chapter 23 - Organized Crime, Fraud and Terrorism

  • accomplice: means a person, other than a peace officer acting in his official capacity within the scope of his authority and in the line of duty, who with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of an offense:

    1. See Arizona Laws 13-301

  • Act: means a bodily movement. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Additional wagering facility: means a facility that is not the enclosure in which authorized racing takes place but that meets the requirements of section 5-111, subsection A and is used by a permittee for handling pari-mutuel wagering. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Advance deposit wagering: means a form of pari-mutuel wagering that allows a person to deposit monies in advance in an account with an advance deposit provider and use the monies to pay for pari-mutuel wagering on live or simulcast racing that the advance deposit pari-mutuel wagering permittee accepts or makes. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Advance deposit wagering provider: means a betting system or multijurisdictional wagering provider that is authorized to conduct advance deposit wagering pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means a person, partnership, association or corporation placing before the department an application for a permit or license. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Association: means a body of persons, corporations, partnerships or associations, united and acting together without a charter from the state for the prosecution of some common enterprise. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • association: when used in reference to a corporation, includes successors or assigns. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beer: means any beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation, infusion or decoction of barley malt, hops, or other ingredients not drinkable, or any combination of them. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Benefit: means anything of value or advantage, present or prospective. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Biometric identity verification device: means a device authorized by the department that instantly verifies the identity and age of a person by an electronic scan of a biometric of the person, through a fingerprint, iris image, facial image or other biometric characteristic, or any combination of these characteristics, references the person's identity and age against any record described in section 4-241, subsection K, and meets all of the following conditions:

    (a) The authenticity of the record was previously verified by an electronic authentication process. See Arizona Laws 4-101

  • Broken package: means any container of spirituous liquor on which the United States tax seal has been broken or removed, or from which the cap, cork or seal placed thereupon by the manufacturer has been removed. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Club: includes any of the following organizations where the sale of spirituous liquor for consumption on the premises is made only to members, spouses of members, families of members, bona fide guests of members and guests at other events authorized in this title:

    (a) A post, chapter, camp or other local unit composed solely of veterans and its duly recognized auxiliary that has been chartered by the Congress of the United States for patriotic, fraternal or benevolent purposes and that has, as the owner, lessee or occupant, operated an establishment for that purpose in this state. See Arizona Laws 4-101

  • Commission: means the Arizona racing commission. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conduct: means an act or omission and its accompanying culpable mental state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Control: means the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of an applicant or licensee, whether through the ownership of voting securities or a partnership interest, by agreement or otherwise. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Controlling person: means a person directly or indirectly possessing control of an applicant or licensee. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Crime: means a misdemeanor or a felony. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Criminal street gang: means an ongoing formal or informal association of persons in which members or associates individually or collectively engage in the commission, attempted commission, facilitation or solicitation of any felony act and that has at least one individual who is a criminal street gang member. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dangerous instrument: means anything that under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Deadly weapon: means anything designed for lethal use, including a firearm. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of gaming. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Department: means the department of liquor licenses and control. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the department of gaming. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Director: means the director of the department of liquor licenses and control. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distilled spirits: includes alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, tequila, mescal, gin, absinthe, a compound or mixture of any of them or of any of them with any vegetable or other substance, alcohol bitters, bitters containing alcohol, fruits preserved in ardent spirits, and any alcoholic mixture or preparation, whether patented or otherwise, that may in sufficient quantities produce intoxication. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Employee: means any person who performs any service on licensed premises on a full-time, part-time or contract basis with consent of the licensee, whether or not the person is denominated an employee, independent contractor or otherwise. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Enterprise: includes any corporation, association, labor union or other legal entity. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Farm winery: means a winery in the United States or in a territory or possession of the United States that holds a license pursuant to section 4-205. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Felony: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Financial interest: means any direct pecuniary interest. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Government: means the state, any political subdivision of the state or any department, agency, board, commission, institution or governmental instrumentality of or within the state or political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Handle: means the total amount of money contributed to all pari-mutuel pools by bettors. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Harness racing: means horse racing in which the horses are harnessed to a sulky, carriage or similar vehicle and driven by a driver. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Horse racing: means racing in which horses are mounted and ridden by jockeys. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Human smuggling organization: means an ongoing formal or informal association of persons in which members or associates individually or collectively engage in the smuggling of human beings. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Knowingly: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Legal drinking age: means twenty-one years of age or older. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • License: means the license issued by the department to each employee or other person participating in any capacity in a racing meeting, including officials and employees of the pari-mutuel department. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • License: means a license or an interim retail permit issued pursuant to this title. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • licensed premises: means the area from which the licensee is authorized to sell, dispense or serve spirituous liquors under the provision of the license. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Licensee: means a person who has been issued a license or an interim retail permit pursuant to this title or a special event licensee. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Manager: means a natural person who meets the standards required of licensees and who has authority to organize, direct, carry on, control or otherwise operate a licensed business on a temporary or full-time basis. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Microbrewery: means a brewery in the United States or in a territory or possession of the United States that meets the requirements of section 4-205. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Off-sale retailer: means any person operating a bona fide regularly established retail liquor store selling spirituous liquors, wines and beer, and any established retail store selling commodities other than spirituous liquors and engaged in the sale of spirituous liquors only in the original unbroken package, to be taken away from the premises of the retailer and to be consumed off the premises. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Omission: means the failure to perform an act as to which a duty of performance is imposed by law. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • On-sale retailer: means any person operating an establishment where spirituous liquors are sold in the original container for consumption on or off the premises or in individual portions for consumption on the premises. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Pari-mutuel wagering: means a system of betting that provides for the distribution among the winning patrons of at least the total amount wagered less the amount withheld under state law. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Peace officer: means any person vested by law with a duty to maintain public order and make arrests and includes a constable. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Permanent occupancy: means the maximum occupancy of the building or facility as set by the office of the state fire marshal for the jurisdiction in which the building or facility is located. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Permit: means a permit for a racing meeting issued under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Person: includes a partnership, limited liability company, association, company or corporation, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physical injury: means the impairment of physical condition. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Possess: means knowingly to have physical possession or otherwise to exercise dominion or control over property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Possession: means a voluntary act if the defendant knowingly exercised dominion or control over property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: means anything of value, tangible or intangible. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Racing meeting: means a number of days of racing allotted by the commission in one permit. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recklessly: means , with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Registered retail agent: means any person who is authorized pursuant to section 4-222 to purchase spirituous liquors for and on behalf of the person and other retail licensees. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Sell: includes soliciting or receiving an order for, keeping or exposing for sale, directly or indirectly delivering for value, peddling, keeping with intent to sell and trafficking in. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Simulcast: means the telecast shown within this state of live audio and visual signals of horse, harness or dog races conducted at an out-of-state track or the telecast shown outside this state of live audio and visual signals of horse or harness races originating within this state for the purpose of pari-mutuel wagering. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Spirituous liquor: includes alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, tequila, mescal, gin, wine, porter, ale, beer, any malt liquor or malt beverage, absinthe, a compound or mixture of any of them or of any of them with any vegetable or other substance, alcohol bitters, bitters containing alcohol, any liquid mixture or preparation, whether patented or otherwise, which produces intoxication, fruits preserved in ardent spirits, and beverages containing more than one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Telephone: means any device that a person uses for voice communications in connection with the services of a telephone company. See Arizona Laws 5-101
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unlawful: means contrary to law or, where the context so requires, not permitted by law. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Vehicle: means a device in, upon or by which any person or property is, may be or could have been transported or drawn upon a highway, waterway or airway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Vehicle: means any means of transportation by land, water or air, and includes everything made use of in any way for such transportation. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Vending machine: means a machine that dispenses merchandise through the means of coin, token, credit card or other nonpersonal means of accepting payment for merchandise received. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veteran: means a person who has served in the United States air force, army, navy, marine corps or coast guard, as an active nurse in the services of the American red cross, in the army and navy nurse corps in time of war, or in any expedition of the armed forces of the United States, and who has received a discharge other than dishonorable. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Wine: means the product obtained by the fermentation of grapes, other agricultural products containing natural or added sugar or cider or any such alcoholic beverage fortified with grape brandy and containing not more than twenty-four percent of alcohol by volume. See Arizona Laws 4-101
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing issued in the name of the state or by a court or judicial officer. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.