Continuing Criminal Enterprise Law and Legal Definition

Continuing criminal enterprise is a term that is defined under federal law 21 U.S.C. § 848 as follows:

For purposes of subsection (a) of this section, a person is engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise if -

(1) he violates any provision of this subchapter or subchapter II of this chapter the punishment for which is a felony, and

(2) such violation is a part of a continuing series of violations of this subchapter or subchapter II of this chapter -

(A) which are undertaken by such person in concert with five or more other persons with respect to whom such person occupies a position of organizer, a supervisory position, or any other position of management, and

(B) from which such person obtains substantial income or resources.