Outside CounselEvan T. Barr, New York Law Journal
SCOTUS to Decide Joint and Several Liability for Criminal Forfeiture
Evan T. Barr writes: Federal courts in the past have generally required convicted co-conspirators must be held jointly and severally liable for all proceeds that were at least "reasonably foreseeable." An influential appellate court recently held, however, that a co-conspirator's forfeiture liability instead should be limited to the amount that he personally obtained from the criminal conduct, setting up a circuit split to be resolved by the high court.
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