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There are 4000 climtes in a crimnal restitution oder with $

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there are 4000 climtes in a crimnal restitution oder with $ 7,000,000 still owed and the us attorney is not doing anything to collect our money and there is s strong reason to believe the felon has the ability to make large payments, what are our options?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 months ago.
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I am afraid that they take criminal restitution very seriously, but the sad reality is that the US attorney is overwhelmed in the number of cases they have to handle to try to collect on. While the US Attorney does have a restitution unit, they do not have to do more than take the set payments. The victims who are entitled to restitution, however, do have another means of pursuing their justice and that would be filing suit in the civil court which is where they can get a judgment and if they have proof the person can pay and has substantial assets to make the payment, the victim can get that civil court to order seizure of those funds to pay the judgment.

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