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US v. Ekong, 06-11185

In proceedings involving a defendant convicted of health care fraud and ordered to pay restitution, an order overruling defendant's objections to the government's application for a writ of garnishment upon her interest in certain pension benefits is affirmed over claims that: 1) there was no justification for requiring immediate payment because the criminal judgment specified that restitution be paid in installments; and 2) the government failed to comply with 28 U.S.C. section 3205(b)(1)(B), by making demand for payment more than 30 days prior to seeking the writ of garnishment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/21/2008
  • Published 02/21/2008

Judges

  • PER CURIAM:, Before KING, DAVIS and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Richard B. Vance, Megan J. Fahey, Fort Worth, TX, for U.S., Affiong Ekong, Richardson, TX, pro se.