My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida
This is a federal case which involves mail and wire fraud. Someone very close to me was indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud along with several others. Upon reccomendation of the attorney, this person pled guilty, has served prison time, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $102,000. This is the total amount that the victims lost. My question has two parts. First, the other co conspirators all pled guilty and were ordered to pay restitution. If the total owed is is $102,000., why is this person being saddled with the total amount? Where does the other money go? second; I read somewhere that the victims were entitled to full monetary losses paid in restitution minus any monies recouped from use or resale. The victims purchased products that earned them residual income, they were all delivered these products, the fraud arrises from the use of paid references. What I am asking is, where did this merchandise go? If the victims are still in possession of these items and are currently using them to earn money, or have sold some of them, should this not affect the amount of restitution?