This web page will be updated as court events are scheduled in this matter. Sentencing in criminal cases does not take place at the time of entry of a guilty plea, but sometime later.
The federal government is continuing to investigate the operations of EMG and is working to recover funds to return to injured investors. Please note that until an order of forfeiture is entered in the United States' favor after the resolution of either the civil forfeiture or criminal prosecution, the United States is unable to release any funds to victims. Included below is a Victim Information Sheet.
If you have not previously completed and returned a Victim Information Sheet, please complete one and return it by regular mail to the address listed on the form. If you have already completed and returned a Victim Information Sheet, do not submit a second one. All questions regarding the status of the case or the remission process should now be directed to: Box Chanhassen, MN toll-free hotline www.
Por favor, no contacte a la Oficina de Fiscalia Federal U. Analytics Consulting AC has established a toll-free hotline phone number in order to field any questions regarding the status of the case and the remissions process what is remission, who is eligible to receive remission, what you must do to be considered for remission, when will remission payments be made, etc.
If your contact information has changed since you filled out a victim impact sheet, it is very important that you advise AC of any changes so that the company can reach you if they need any additional information from you. In addition, if you have not provided a telephone number or email address, please provide this information to AC to ensure that AC can reach you as quickly as possible if they need anything further from you.
Please remember that neither the United States nor AC will request that you send in any funds or otherwise bill you any fees whatsoever nor is it necessary that you retain an attorney to participate in the remission process. Toll-free phone number established by Claims Administrator. The number is Analytics Consulting will be handling the administration of claims regarding EMG. El numero es The claim process will begin shortly. Information about the claims administration process will be posted on a dedicated website BMC will establish in connection with the victim compensation program.
Details regarding the BMC website and remission process will be posted here as soon as they are available. Please remember that neither the United States nor BMC will request that you send in any funds or otherwise bill you for any fees whatsoever nor is it necessary that you retain an attorney to participate in the remission process.
El proceso de reclamacion comienca en breve. Informacion sobre el proceso de administracion de las reclamaciones va a ser publicado en una pagina del web dedicada a BMC estableciendo en relacion con el programa de compensacion a las victimas. Los detalles relativos a la pagina del web y el proceso de remision se publicaran aqui tan pronto esten disponibles. Por favor, recuerde que ni los Estados Unidos ni BMC solicitaran que envie en cualquier fondo o de otra manera se factura por los costos de ningun tipo ni tampoco es necesario que conserve un abogado para participar en el proceso de remision.
Victims of federal crime are free to seek the advice of an attorney regarding remission. While you can be represented by an attorney regarding remission, it is not a requirement. A determination about your possible entitlement to restitution through the remission process is not based upon whether you have retained an attorney or not.
In other words, it is not necessary for you to hire an attorney to participate in the remission process. If you are represented by an attorney, however, you must still comply with all the requirements including providing documentation to support your claimed investment with EMG. In addition, the United States does not charge any fees whatsoever including through third parties to any individual, regardless of citizenship, for application to and participation in the remission process.
Mientras usted puede ser representado por un abogado sobre la remision, no es un requisito. En otras palabras, no es necesario que usted contrate a un abogado para que participe en el proceso de remision. Ademas, los Estados Unidos no le cobra honorarios por tipo incluso a traves de terceros a cualquier persona, independientemente de su nacionalidad, para la aplicacion y la participacion en el proceso de remision.
The United States Department of Justice will distribute these funds to eligible victims of the fraud through a process called "Remission.
Remission occurs when forfeited assets are returned to the victims of the crime underlying the forfeiture. The United States Department of Justice is in the process of hiring a remission administrator who will oversee the remission process. In order to be eligible to receive remission, a victim must submit a Petition Form to the remission administrator.
The remission administrator will be sending the Petition Form to each of the known victims of the fraud at a later date. Accordingly, it is very important that we have updated contact information address, e-mail address and telephone number for each victim. Elizabeth Medina W. Washington Street, Suite Supporting documents include, but are not limited to: The more documents you provide, the easier it will be to verify your claimed loss.
Please send all supporting documents by regular mail no later than January 31, , to the United States Secret Service, Attn: Agent Tom Campbell, N. If you have already completed and returned a Victim Information Sheet, DO NOT submit a second one, but please make sure that your name is clearly identified on each page of any documents you provide.
It is very important that you provide documentation which supports your claim of investment with EMG. Without such documentation, the United States may not be able to verify the amount of your investment. As noted above, such documents may include cancelled checks, wire transfer receipts, certifications, and other related financial documentation.
The more information that is provided, the easier it will be to verify your claim of investment. Victims of federal crime are free to seek the advice of an attorney regarding their rights, including the right to restitution. As noted below, while you can be represented by an attorney regarding restitution, it is not a requirement. If a determination is made that you are entitled to restitution, it will be ordered by the Court, and is not based upon whether you have retained an attorney or not.
The United States government does not charge crime victims fees of any kind. Specifically, the United States government does not charge for any work that the government performs related to its criminal prosecution, including for collection of restitution. If you are contacted by any person, business, or other organization claiming to be a representative of the United States government, the United States Attorney's Office, any prosecutor, investigator, or other person or entity involved in the prosecution pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, do not provide that person s with any money or information and contact us immediately at our e-mail address: Please include the word "EMG" in the subject line of the e-mail and your name and address in the body of the e-mail.
We will reply as promptly as possible but please allow working days. If you are deemed to be a victim in this case, restitution amounts will be determined by the district court judge when the defendant is sentenced in a criminal prosecution. If there is no restitution ordered in the criminal prosecution or if the United States forfeits funds in a civil forfeiture action and there is no criminal prosecution, your claim for reimbursement will be considered through a process known as "remission".
The United States also does not charge for any work that it performs if your claim for reimbursement is considered through the remission process. Administrative costs may be deducted from forfeited amounts prior to disbursement. While you are free to retain your own attorney or legal counsel to represent you during the processes, we do not require that you have any attorney or legal counsel to seek restitution or file a claim for remission.
Orders have been issued in the civil asset forfeiture case see below. You are here U. Victim Documents Victim Information Sheet. Was this page helpful? Thank you for your input. Contact the Webmaster to submit comments. General Information This web page will be updated as court events are scheduled in this matter. Next scheduled court event: Order Staying the Case. First Judgment of Forfeiture. Second Judgment of Forfeiture.More...