One of the most frequently requested topic areas will be addressed in this session. Emphasis will be placed on learning the difference between loss at §2B1.1 and restitution by focusing on case-based scenarios to illustrate key points. Participants will work through examples and scenarios to learn special rules for determining loss for commonly occurring economic crimes, such as those involving credit cards, health care fraud, and government contracts. Participants will also practice applying the guidelines’ definition of “victim” and related sentencing adjustments.
The following quick reference materials were distributed at recent National Seminars on the topic of economic crime.