In the Media

Jeff Grell has served as a resource and been quoted in all of the following articles or installments:

Running Aces suit alleges tribal casinos in Minnesota are running illegal games,” All Things Considered – Minnesota Public Radio (April 16, 2024).

“Pontiac’s UWM faces class-action racketeering suit accusing it of conspiring with brokers,” The Detroit News (April 5, 2024).

10 people associated with the Gambino Crime Family indicted,” NewsNation Now (Nov. 9, 2023).

Court vacates millions in damages,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 30, 2023). 

What is The RICO Act?,” Getting Schooled with Abby Hornacek – a Fox Nation podcast (Sept. 24, 2023).

Trump Set to Surrender,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Aug. 24, 2023). 

What is the RICO Act?,” WCCO TV (Aug. 22, 2023). 

RICO Attorney Jeff Grell Analyzes the Trump Indictment,” SiriusXM POTUS (Aug. 17, 2023). 

In Georgia Case Against Trump, a Trial as Soon as March Could Be a Stretch,” The New York Times (Aug. 16, 2023).

Fani Willis Wants Trump’s Election Trial to Start Week Before Georgia’s GOP Primary,” Forbes (Aug. 16, 2023).

The Prosecutor Responsible for the Latest Indictment Against Donald Trump Wants Him to Stand Trial in March 2024,” TV Global – Brazil (Aug. 16, 2023). 

Trump’s 2024 calendar will run through multiple courthouses,” The Boston Globe (Aug. 15, 2023). 

What is RICO and how are prosecutors in Georgia using it against former President Trump?” KNX News – Los Angeles (August 15, 2023). 

Will the Georgia indictment be the toughest legal obstacle for former President Trump?,” The Morning News with Vineeta Sawkar – WCCO Radio (Aug. 15, 2023).

5 things to Know about RICO charges in Trump’s fourth indictment,” Sinclair Broadcast Group (Aug. 15, 2023). 

What is the RICO Act and why is it used against Mr. Trump?Voice of Vietnam (Aug. 15, 2023). 

What is a RICO Charge? And How It Could Bring Down Donald Trump,” U.S News & World Report (Aug. 14, 2023). 

The Takedown: How anti-Mafia laws may be used against Donald Trump,” Newstalk (Ireland) – The Pat Kenny Show (Aug. 13, 2023).

Firms Trump hired to investigate fraud claims could help Fulton DA,” Atlanta Journal Constitution (June 8, 2023).

“Georgia’s crackdown on gangs strains justice system,” Atlanta Journal Constitution (May 16, 2023). 

The RICO Act and Minneapolis street gangs,” Fox 9 News (May 4, 2023).

What are RICO laws?,” The Morning News with Vineeta Sawkar – WCCO Radio (May 4, 2023).

Gang members face RICO charges, but what does that mean?,” Breaking the News – KARE 11 TV (May 3, 2023).

Dechert Ex-Partner Leak, Hack Allegations Threaten Firm Damage,” Bloomberg Law (Feb. 28, 2023).

As Jim Schultz looks to expand attorney general power to fight crime, would state law let him?,” MinnPost (Oct. 24,2022).

Who’s RICO?,” Breakdown podcast by the Atlanta Journal Constitution (Oct. 4, 2022).

“Young Thug Case Shows RICO’s Shift from Mob to Gangs,” Law360 (June 17, 2022).

Could prosecutors use Young Thug’s lyrics against him in court?,” Grid (May 12, 2022).

How Young Thug’s RICO Case Could Play Out, According to a RICO Expert,” Vice (May 11, 2022). 

Trump’s Russia Collusion Suit: A RICO Defense Atty’s Dream?,” Law360 (April 14, 2022). 

Donald Trump sues Hillary Clinton over 2016 Russian collusion allegations,” Reuters (March 25, 2022).

Shopping for a Foxtrap, Part 1,” Bully Pulpit Podcast (Oct. 15, 2021). 

The R. Kelly Guilty Verdict Was Nearly 30 Years in the Making,” Vanity Fair (Sept. 28, 2021).

Breaking down the racketeering charge facing R. Kelly,” Yahoo! News (Sept. 24, 2021).

Why is R. Kelly Standing Trial Alone?,” The New Yorker (Sept. 22, 2021). 

What to expect from R. Kelly trial – from possible prison sentences to testimonies from Aaliyah’s friends and family,” Four Nine (Aug. 19, 2021).

A sex-abuse enterprise? Breaking down the unusual racketeering case against R. Kelly,” Chicago Tribune (Aug. 6, 2021).

Fulton DA’s Comfort with Racketeering Law Could Influence Trump Probe,” Atlanta Journal Constitution (March 15, 2021).

Exclusive: U.S. Mulls Using Law Designed to Prosecute Mafia Against Capitol Rioters,” U.S. Legal News (Feb. 3, 2021).

Racketeering Isn’t Just a Crime for Mobsters,” HowStuffWorks (Sept. 15, 2020).

What a RICO charge means for Huawei,” Quartz (Feb. 18, 2020).

Opioid Executive Admits to ‘No Morals’ Ahead of Prison Term,” The Irish Times (Jan. 25, 2020).

Insys Executives Are Sentenced to Prison Time, Putting Opioid Makers on Notice,” PBS Frontline (Jan. 23, 2020).

GM Battle Against Fiat Chrysler Faces Sizable Hurdles,” The Wall Street Journal (Nov. 26, 2019).

GM’s ‘nuclear’ FAC racketeering suit difficult to prove,” The Detroit News (Nov. 25, 2019).

“GM’s Bribery Suit Against Fiat Faces Bumpy Road in Court,” Law360 (Nov. 22, 2019).

Why Free Speech Makes It Difficult to Prosecute White Supremacy in America,” The Washington Post (Aug. 8, 2019).

“Ebay Claims Amazon is Poaching Sellers in Violation of RICO,” KCBS Radio (Aug. 3, 2019).

Motion Seeks to Drop Up to 24 Charges in Federal Gang Case; Argument Centers Around Legal Definition of a Crime of Violence,” The Danville Register & Bee (June 19, 2019).

Peter Nygard Files RICO Suit Against Billionaire Bahamas Neighbour,” Winnipeg Free Press (Feb. 22, 2019).

Anti-Immigration Group Files RICO Suit Against Southern Poverty Law Center Over ‘Hate Group’ Label,” Daily Beast (Jan. 16, 2019).

State Farm’s Judicial Donations Central to Racketeering Trial,” Bloomberg Law (Sept. 4, 2018).

Just How Hard Will It Be to Take Down the Alleged ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise,'” Refinery29 (Dec. 7, 2017).

The 6 Women Suing Harvey Weinstein Are Using a Gangster Law Originally Designed to Take Down the Mafia — and Experts Warn it Won’t be Easy,” Business Insider (Dec. 7, 2017).

Weinstein’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct Protected by Criminal Enterprise, Suit Claims,” New York Law Journal (Dec. 6, 2017).

Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists,” The Intercept (Nov. 15, 2017).

“Ex-Venezuela Ambassador Takes Bribery Suit to High Court,” Law360 (Sept. 5, 2017).

RICO Charges are ‘A Way to Influence the Political Process to Project a Cost’ on Protestors,” Surius XM Patriot Radio (August 22, 2017).

Demanda Contra ‘Bolichiros’ Continuara en Corta de NY,” Notiminuto (March 12, 2017).

Ex-Ambassador Asks 2nd Circ. to Save Venezuelan Bribe Suit,” Law360 (March 10, 2017).

European Union’s RICO Suit Stalls at High Court,” Bloomberg Law (June 20, 2016).

“U.S. RICO Case Could Impact Foreign Banks Linked to Money Laundering,” ACAMS (April 14, 2016).

Edward Fitzpatrick: Climate-change battle heats up between Whitehouse, Wall Street Journal,” Providence Journal (April 9, 2016).

A Federal Case Over Online Contests: Is ‘RICO’ a Reach in Derbywars Lawsuit,” Thoroughbred Daily News (Jan. 11, 2016).

“RJR Nabisco RICO Claims Will Get Supreme Court Review,” 84 U.S.L.W. 12 (Oct. 6, 2015).

Reynolds American Suit,” Bloomberg Law Brief (Audio) (Oct. 5, 2015)

Court Will Review Reynolds American Suit,” Bloomberg Law (Audio) (Oct. 2, 2015).

Taking the Gangster Rap,” The Economist (August 8, 2015).

Racketeering Statute Cited in Shadow Insurance Disputes,” INN Daily Newsletter (July 14, 2015).

Sheldon Whitehouse: Sue Fossil Fuel Companies for Climate Fraud,” The Huffington Post (June 3, 2015).

FIFAgate: The Increasingly Long Arm of American Justice,” Bilan (June 2, 2015).

“RJR Nabisco En Banc Rehearing Denied; RICO Extraterritoriality Ripe for SCOTUS?,” 83 U.S.L.W. 40 (April 21, 2015).

Cheaters Never Prosper,” The Marshall Project (April 9, 2015).

Local Lawyers Argue that Gangsters Shouldn’t be Prosecuted Like Mafia,” Indy Week (February 4, 2015).

“14 Charged in Deadly 2012 Meningitis Outbreak,” Boston Globe (December 17, 2014).

Future Could See More RICO Cases Like Garlock’s, Expert Says,” Legal News Line (September 12, 2014).

Pizzeria Owner, 75, Says He’ll Still Work After $6.5 Million Settlement,” Chicago Tribune (August 7, 2014).

“Humana Files RICO Claim Over Medtronic Bone Drug – Health Insurer Alleges Device Maker Conspired with Physicians,” The Wall Street Journal (June 2, 2014).

Chevron’s RICO Case Against Plaintiffs Attorney Presents Unique Set of Facts, Attorney Says,” Legal Newsline (April 24, 2014).

“Cheating Case Built on Confessions,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution (March 1, 2014).

“Was Chevron Scammed for $19 Billion,” Newsweek (October 31, 2013).

Rare Racketeering Suits Filed in Mahoning Valley,” Tribune Chronicle (June 16, 2013).

Atlanta Testing Scandal Begins Long March to Justice,” USA Today (April 3, 2013).

RICO Presents Challenges in Atlanta Cheating Case,” Associated Press (April 1, 2013).

Racketeering Survives Against Coffee Beanery,” (Sept. 4, 2012).

“Hell Hath No Fury Like a RICO Action:  Racketeering Charges Filed in Hedge Fund Divorce,” The New York Observer (July 18, 2012).

Racketeering Expert Goes After Coffee Beanery,” (Feb. 8, 2012).

James Murdoch Admission Brings Him Closer to Facing Charges,” The Telegraph (Dec. 14, 2011).

Bartolomei Readies Tuscarora Suite; Feds Confer with Local Dissidents,” Niagara Falls Reporter (Sept. 27, 2011).

Phone hacking:  Rupert Murdoch’s American Legal Woes Mount Up,” The Telegraph (July 14, 2011).

Suit Lobs Curve in Snowball Fight,” The Times-Picayune (July 5, 2011).

Imams, Dons and RICO,” American Thinker (March 16, 2011).

Do Planned Parenthood ‘Sting’ Videos Depict a Sex-trafficking Crime?,” The Christian Science Monitor (Feb. 7, 2011).

“Organized Crime Cases Aren’t Easy, RICO Convictions Require More Proof from Prosecutor,” The Detroit News (Dec. 16, 2010).

“Geico Lawsuits Alleged Medical Insurance Fraud,” News Day (Sept. 29, 2010).

“Class Action Traction?,” IGaming News (Sept. 5, 2008).

Court Cites Discovery Costs in Dismissing RICO Case,” Inside Counsel (June 2008).

Firms Use RICO to Fight Union Tactics,” The Wall Street Journal (Dec. 10, 2007).

A Law of Unintended Consequences,” Conde Nast Portfolio (Oct. 29, 2007).

“PTC Fends Off Legal Heat from the Land of the Rising Sun,” Catalyst (Aug. 13, 2007).

“Vivendi Raises Stakes in Fight with Deutsche Telekom,” The New York Times (March 2, 2007).

“RICO, Illegal Aliens, and other Issues,” The George Putnam Show, Cable Radio Network (Oct. 3, 2006).

“High Court Reins In RICO: Anti-civil RICO forces get a win – but it’s not over,” The National Law Journal (June 12, 2006).

Morpheus Parent Company Sues eBay Over Skype Technology,” Tech News World (May 24, 2006).

StreamCast Targets Skype, Kazaa for Alleged RICO Act Violations,” Tech News World (March 28, 2006).

“RICO Act Takes Aim at Facility Near Pahrump; Founder Piazza Says Allegations Without Merit,” The Pahrump Valley Times (Nov. 11, 2005).

“Plaintiffs Try to Use RICO to Curb Illegal Immigration,” Corporate Legal Times (Oct. 2005).

“Ruling Hurts Tobacco Fraud Suit, Judge Says Government Can’t Strip $280 Billion from Cigarette Makers,” Richmond Times-Dispatch (Feb. 5, 2005).

“U.S. Department of Justice v. Big Tobacco,” Market Place Morning Report (nationally syndicated public radio news program) (Sept. 20, 2004).

“Stakes High in Fraud Case Against Tobacco Industry,” Winston-Salem Journal (Sept. 19, 2004).

Suit Alleges Abuse Linked to Two Firms,” Boston Globe (June 10, 2004).

“RICO First Used to Battle Mafia, Law Focuses On Pattern of Corruption,” New Jersey News (May 27, 2004).

“Smokey’s Denied Betting License,” The Forum (May 19, 2004).

“RICO Law, Powerful Tool in ’80s, Takes Back Seat in New Scandals,” Investor’s Business Daily (Aug. 21, 2002).

“The Commissioner’s Racket: David Moore won election with his business reputation. A RICO suit claims he’s little more that a loan shark,” Cleveland Scene (Aug. 7, 2002).

“Expos: A Lawsuit Against a Criminal Organization,” La Presse (June 7, 2002) (in French).

“Lawsuit Accuses DMV of Systemic Corruption,” Citizen-Times (May 23, 2002).

“The Long Arm of Abuse: Problem Priests Cross Not Just States But Oceans as Well,” U.S. News & World Report (May 6, 2002).

“Experts Question Use of RICO Against Clergy,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 1, 2002).

“Mitered in the Mob: What RICO Lawsuits Could Mean for the Catholic Church in the United States,” National Review (March 28, 2002).

“The PNP Qualifies as a Criminal Organization,” Primera Hora (March 25, 2002) (in Spanish).

“Leonardo Associate may Face Federal Racketeering Charges,” Democrat & Chronicle (Dec. 29, 2001).

“RICO and the Mafia,” Voice of America, National Public Radio (May 17, 2001).

“The RICO Act,” The Lionel Show, Internet Talk Radio (Jan. 30, 2001).

An Interview with RICO Expert Attorney Jeff Grell,” and (Oct. 2, 2000).

“RICO Viewed as Cop Suit Sidelight,” National Law Journal (Sept. 25, 2000).

“The Use of RICO Against Big Tobacco and Others,” The Dark Star Show, WCCO Radio, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 11, 2000).