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RILA urges support for organized retail theft legislation

Washington, D.C. In a letter sent Wednesday, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged U.S. House of Representatives to pass organized retail theft (ORT) legislation under consideration this week.

The bill, the Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Act of 2010, directs the U.S. Attorney General to establish an Organized Retail Theft and Investigation Unit tasked with investigating and prosecuting ORT, assisting state and local law enforcement’s pursuit of organized retail thieves, and work with victims of the growing criminal activity.

“The Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Act of 2010 represents a step in the right direction towards protecting consumers and communities from the growing problem of organized retail crime,” said John Emling, senior VP government affairs.

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