4th Circ. Reverses $631K Restitution Against 'Dr. Shine'

Law360, Los Angeles (January 17, 2014, 6:20 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court's order that a Maryland pastor must pay $631,000 in restitution to church members as part of his punishment for obstructing federal bankruptcy proceedings, finding the purported victims' financial losses were not directly linked to the offense the pastor was sentenced for. 

A three-judge panel ruled that U.S. District Judge Roger Titus erred in ordering Robert J. Freeman to pay restitution as a term of his supervised release, as his obstruction of bankruptcy proceedings did not directly cause church members' losses. The government claimed that Freeman, also...
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Case Information

Case Title

US v. Robert Freeman

Case Number



Appellate - 4th Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

August 14, 2012


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