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United States v. Stein, No. 14-1521 (11th Cir. Jan. 18, 2017)

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Government Failure to Prove Actual Losses Means No Restitution to Victims under Restitution Act, Court Rules

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 07, 2017
The Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 provides that defendants convicted of crimes committed by “fraud or deceit” must compensate victims for the full amount of their losses. A question that courts often face is whether the government and victim have provided sufficient evidence of their actual losses to obtain restitution under the MVRA. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Atlanta, has provided new guidance in United States v. Stein, No. 14-1521 (11th Cir. Jan. 18, 2017).