Victim Impact Statement

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A form provided to the victims of fraud once a conviction has been made that allows them to document losses for possible restitution. The Victim Impact Statement is provided to the victim by the plaintiff of the criminal fraud case, which is usually a governing authority.

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The Victim Impact Statement was a tough but necessary part of the process, the victims did not enjoy dealing with it.

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It seemed that John Walker was going to get a very lenient sentence until Marcia Collier read an emotional victim impact statement.

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We received the victim impact statement from the district attorney earlier in the day; with the con's prison salary, he should be able to pay full restitution in a mere 300 years.

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