United States Ninth Circuit

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US v. Blackwell, 16-10287

District court's order denying defendant's motion to set aside collection of a fine and restitution, which defendant was ordered to pay in a 1993 criminal judgment, is affirmed over his argument that, under 18 U.S.C. section 3613(b)(1), his liability to pay the fine and restitution expired 20 years after his judgment was entered, where the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 (MVRA) and not the Victim and Witness Protection Act (VWPA) applied because the MVRA’'s amendment merely increased the time period over which the government could collect the fines and restitution, and did not affect defendant's substantive rights.

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  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/04/03




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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