Circuits split on sentencing for financial fraud

At issue is whether people who are reimbursed for financial losses from criminal schemes should be counted as victims.

, The National Law Journal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit last Friday waded into a growing circuit split over how tough judges can be on defendants accused of financial fraud. At issue is whether judges should count people who are reimbursed for financial losses from criminal schemes as victims when deciding whether to increase a defendant's sentence.

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