Federal Criminal Prosecutions are up for 2012 in the Middle District of Florida says a United States Department of Justice report. USDOJ national statistics reveal in 2012, there were 84,307 criminal filings in the nation. In the Middle District of Florida for 2012 there were 1,505 Filings and 2011 had 1,290 filings.
Sadly, drug cases, including marijuana, remained by far the largest category with 593 of the 1505 total (39%) cases. The next largest number of case filings – Immigration (241 cases) (16%) , then Fraud offenses right behind it at 227 (15%) ; Firearms (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms – ATF) Gun cases were next at 171 filings (11%). In the 11th Circuit there were 2,064 criminal appeals filed in 2012 compared to 1,433 filed in 2011.
Tampa Criminal Defense expert notes a contact with a senior attorney with a large federal criminal defense team who has reported “serious attempts to get restitution for the child victims of the photos.” Recently, a restitution order in excess of $3,600,000 was ordered against a defendant in a Southern District of Florida . An appeal has been filed and 11th Circuit has set the case for December 2010. The restitution is sought by an attorney representing the children portrayed in the contraband seized by the feds, the “Amy” series and the “Vicky” series.
In Tampa last year, 2009, the Government and Probation agreed that, in a possession of child pornography case, restitution for Vicky was not appropriate “because the harm to the victim was not proximately caused by the defendant.” That case is U.S. v. XXX, Case No. 8:09-cr-00189-T-27MAP. (Name omitted).
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Source: Senior Criminal Defense Attorney in the Middle District of Florida
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