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  1. My dad was sentenced in August 1996 and continues to pay restitution. The question is, does the restitution requirement end upon the conclusion of 20 years.

    He has been paying restitution since he was incarcerated, and is currently ill and retired and they continue to garnish his Social Security.

    Please get back to me as soon as possible. We cannot afford an attorney to represent us.
    Chuck Jordan

    • That 20 year period starts when you probation ends the the FLU is assigned your restitution by the US Attorneys office. Even when the 20 years is it, the FLU can renew the restitution another 20 year.

  2. My husband was convicted of federal crime in 2000 and restitution was set at more then he will ever be able to pay. Suddenly this week we get a letter saying if we don’t enter into payment agreement or pay in full, then in 60 days, it will be turned over to the treasury offset program. If we are separated or divorced can they come for my assets? Also what kind of lawyer do we talk to that knows more about this? We have not been able to talk to anyone that knows anything much about restitution and how to protect anything we have?


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