Sent: 4/20/12 12:44 PM
Subject: USA v Rojas
USA v Rojas is the sex trafficking restitution case we have been talking about. A new development which just might give us an even better chance to level the playing field as far as the adult victims are concerned. The prosecutors were ordered to present an order for restitution to the Court by Monday. Today, the prosecutors have filed for an extension until May 8, 2012 to file an enforceable restitution order. You see, an old bird whispered in their ear that the order needed to be written in such a way as to protect the rights of the adult victims to compensation as well in order to avoid a predictable rash of claims to a portion of the proceeds from the victims who were denied compensation without a valid reason to do so (Used your argument about how the lasting impact of sex trafficking on its victims). This gives us an opportunity to discuss the adult victims’ rights and to include them in the final order. Input from an expert will be invaluable in phrasing the order. I think I just might know such an expert 🙂
Sometimes there is more than one way to skin a cat…:)
Also, right on cue, the operator of the trafficking business is filing an appeal of the conviction. Good luck with that.
You just thought next week was going to be a vacation. I forgot to tell you that the Defense never rests. Well, maybe just a couple of days wouldn’t hurt.