Restitution in Federal White Collar Cases: Squeezing Blood From a Stone

Although an attorney may represent white collar defendants, this does not mean the clients have endless amounts of money and assets. The imposition of a hefty restitution amount imposes a massive burden. That taxing penalty cannot be eliminated. Instead, it is important to keep the client informed and reduce, when permitted, the client’s obligation. What are the client’s restitution obligations while on probation? What can the court do if the client is in default?