Restitution From Total Pension Payments Or 25%?

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 11:32 AM ET) -- While federal courts have long had authority to impose restitution on criminal defendants, the last 15 years have seen an expansion of restitution orders and collection efforts, both by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices’ financial litigation units and by crime victims.

The Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982, 18 U.S.C. §§ 3663-3664, allowed the restitution to be independent of any period of probation but gave the sentencing court considerable discretion in determining the amount of restitution ordered, directing the court to consider the defendant’s present and...
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