I was wondering if there is a way to prosecute a person twice for the same crime if both state and federal laws were violated.
Here is my situation.
I was scammed by a person for a lot of money and during a police interview the person actually admitted to the cop that she did scam me.
The cop talked to a judge who is extremely soft on crime and that even if the person was found guilty, that he would not order restitution because the person claims to be poor and would end up giving her the most reduced prison sentence he could.
Is there anyway I can also take my case to federal court for violating a federal law for the same crime? Post office was used across different states during the crime. Federal court is harder on crime and more likely to order restitution. Thanks