State of Ohio v. Drakkar D. Groce, Case No. 2019-0594
Tenth District Court of Appeals (Franklin County)
- Is the existence of an enterprise under R.C. 2923.31(C) established by showing the organization is fully operational and engaging in a pattern of illicit activity?
- Is the time frame for a pattern of criminal conduct sufficient where the evidence shows the corrupt activity is neither isolated nor so closely connected to be considered a single offense?
- To sustain a conviction for a violation of the corrupt-activity statute, must the state prove the defendant engaged in continuous criminal activity for a time period sufficient in length to permit the defendant and the defendant's associates to pursue the enterprise's criminal purpose?