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Hello I have a question about federal restitution and how long they will seek it?

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Austin texas

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This happened 17years ago. It is coming back to haunt me know because I applied for a federal home loan

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I have federal restitution that was ordered in 2001. I have recently applied for a VA home loan and was denied because of this lein. How long will this follow me. I was charged and convicted off a federal Misprision

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Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 8 months ago

Unfortunately, restitution ordered in a federal criminal case does not have a point at which it is no longer collectable, unlike judgments in a state civil case. 18 U.S.C. § 3663, authorizes the federal district court to impose restitution on the defendant as part of the sentence for the offense. That section, however, makes no reference to a time limit, nor does 18 U.S.C. § 3664, which provides the rules for enforcement of the restitution order.

Some US attorneys have it calendared to check assets every few years, some just do it when they think about it, others have an assistant in their office who does nothing but look for assets and try to collect restitution. The likelihood of them never looking at it again are very, very low though since everything is computerized now and what used to take hours now takes minutes.

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