Defendant committed crimes while living in CA against those living in CA plus 2 other states. Def. has moved to NV. No one injured by Def. lives in NV. Can I have him prosecuted in CA Federal district court? Amount stolen exceeds $500k.
Def. has no assets but has access to money. My idea is that a judge could order reparations paid by def. to get lighter sentencing.
Refer the matter to the proper authorities, who will decide whether to prosecute the case and in what jurisdiction and/or court system. If federal crimes or crimes that cross state lines are involved, perhaps notify the FBI or U.S. Attorney's Office. If state crimes involved, perhaps complain to the sheriff's office and/or police where some or all of the times occurred. Many times the criminal defendant will be required to pay back the victims of the crimes, known as "restitution." It is often not a condition for a lighter sentence, but making restitution might be favorable for this individual in sentencing or during other hearings related to conditions for early release and/or parole.
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I've seen (State) criminal court judges get cranky about being used for what should be civil collections. If a U.S. Attorney picks this up as a prosecution -- and only the USA decides whether to prosecute -- they will seek prison plus restitution plus forfeiture of ill-gotten assets, and then maybe a fine to boot. There is no buying one's way out of federal prisons, judges will go on record to ensure that isn't even the appearance when major restitution is paid pre-sentencing. If you want to proceed, contact your local FBI field office to report interstate crimes.
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You can't take him anywhere. You can report the crime to the authorities and they will decide whether to prosecute him and if so, where.
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