As used in the Racketeering Act:

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-42-3

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.

A. “racketeering” means any act that is chargeable or indictable under the laws of New Mexico and punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, involving any of the following cited offenses:

(1)     murder, as provided in Section 30-2-1 NMSA 1978; (2)     robbery, as provided in Section 30-16-2 NMSA 1978; (3)     kidnapping, as provided in Section 30-4-1 NMSA 1978; (4)     forgery, as provided in Section 30-16-10 NMSA 1978; (5)     larceny, as provided in Section 30-16-1 NMSA 1978;

(6)     fraud, as provided in Section 30-16-6 NMSA 1978;

(7)     embezzlement, as provided in Section 30-16-8 NMSA 1978;

(8)     receiving stolen property, as provided in Section 30-16-11 NMSA 1978; (9)     bribery, as provided in Sections 30-24-1 through 30-24-3.1 NMSA 1978;


(10)    gambling, as provided in Sections 30-19-3, 30-19-13 and 30-19-15 NMSA    1978;

(11)    illegal kickbacks, as provided in Sections 30-41-1 and 30-41-2 NMSA (12)    extortion, as provided in Section 30-16-9 NMSA 1978;

(13)    trafficking in controlled substances, as provided in Section 30-31-20 NMSA 1978;

(14)    arson and aggravated arson, as provided in Subsection A of Section 30- 17-5 and Section 30-17-6 NMSA 1978;

(15)    promoting prostitution, as provided in Section 30-9-4 NMSA 1978; (16)    criminal solicitation, as provided in Section 30-28-3 NMSA 1978;

(17)    fraudulent securities practices, as provided in the New Mexico Securities Act of 1986 [New Mexico Uniform Securities Act, Chapter 58, Article 13C NMSA 1978];


(18)    loan sharking, as provided in Sections 30-43-1 through 30-43-5 NMSA (19)    distribution of controlled substances or controlled substance analogues, as provided in Sections 30-31-21 and 30-31-22 NMSA 1978;

(20)    a violation of the provisions of Section 30-51-4 NMSA 1978;

(21)    unlawful taking of a vehicle or motor vehicle, as provided in Section 30- 16D-1 NMSA 1978;

(22)    embezzlement of a vehicle or motor vehicle, as provided in Section 30- 16D-2 NMSA 1978;

(23)    fraudulently obtaining a vehicle or motor vehicle, as provided in section 30-16D-3 NMSA 1978;

(24)    receiving or transferring stolen vehicles or motor vehicles, as provided in Section 30-16D-4 NMSA 1978; and

(25)    altering or changing the serial number, engine number, decal or other numbers or marks of a vehicle or motor vehicle, as provided in Section 30-16D-6 NMSA 1978;

B. “person” means an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property;

C. “enterprise” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, business, labor union, association or other legal entity or a group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity and includes illicit as well as licit entities; and

D. “pattern of racketeering activity” means engaging in at least two incidents of racketeering with the intent of accomplishing any of the prohibited activities set forth in Subsections A through D of Section 30-42-4 NMSA 1978; provided at least one of the incidents occurred after February 28, 1980 and the last incident occurred within five years after the commission of a prior incident of racketeering.