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This commentary previews an upcoming Supreme Court case, Robers v. United States. The Supreme Court will have the opportunity to resolve a major circuit split concerning how to value restitution owed to victims of mortgage lending fraud. Specifically, the court will determine whether the value of collateral mortgage property at the time of foreclosure is used to offset how much restitution fraudulent borrowers owe their victims, or whether the value of only the actual cash proceeds received from foreclosure of the property is used to offset restitution.
Tori M. Bennette, What's Money Got to Do With It: Robers v. United States and Collateral under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996, 9 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Sidebar 200-220 (2014)