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Old 03-16-2019, 11:26 PM
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I was fired from my employer for possible embezzlement and fraud.

I hired and attorney and am sitting here .... Waiting.

No idea how long the wait may be or what the final number will be either. It is over 200K.

My attorney is hoping for a plea deal with full restitution BUT my former employer is piling up any and all that he can. Even stuff i did not do.

I have never been arrested and am sitting here wondering --- When are they coming and when will i get arrested. My attorney said it could be months and to "live your life"

Any advise would be appreciated.
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Welcome to Prison Talk. Your lawyer is correct, what happens will be up to the police and prosecutors, and will take as long as they decide. Your lawyer will be working to get you the best possible outcome, and time passing can sometimes be a good thing. Your lack of a criminal history will help too.

Your employer has little to do with the eventual outcome, and anything you are accused of taking will have to be proven.
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Welcome to Prison Talk. Your lawyer is correct, what happens will be up to the police and prosecutors, and will take as long as they decide. Your lawyer will be working to get you the best possible outcome, and time passing can sometimes be a good thing. Your lack of a criminal history will help too.

Your employer has little to do with the eventual outcome, and anything you are accused of taking will have to be proven.

Thank you for the reply. I literally wake up with a pit in my stomach every day. And every time my lawyer talks to me he tells me that the number has gone up. How long can my former employer keep piling up the amount?
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As long as the investigation continues I'm afraid. Technically it could go on until just before the statute of limitations expires in 5 or 6 years, but realistically it will end whenever the government decides to end it. Try to relax, and stop worrying about what your employer wants. You are in for a long, bumpy ride with the prosecution system, so try not to make it even worse than it already is.
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As long as the investigation continues I'm afraid. Technically it could go on until just before the statute of limitations expires in 5 or 6 years, but realistically it will end whenever the government decides to end it. Try to relax, and stop worrying about what your employer wants. You are in for a long, bumpy ride with the prosecution system, so try not to make it even worse than it already is.
Thank you again -- I very much appreciate the responses. The stress and anxiety is driving me nuts. In a way -- I think it is all a bad dream that I will wake up from, Then I wake up and realize that it is real. My attorney said -- Live your life. So hard. But thank you again.
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You were smart to retain an attorney. Depending on the circumstances, they may be able to head a criminal charge off before it even gets that far.

Can you start making restitution now? Or at least put that money aside? If you can, that factor alone will help you at any potential sentencing in the future. Voluntarily paying back va being forced to can lower your potential exposure.

Good luck.
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You were smart to retain an attorney. Depending on the circumstances, they may be able to head a criminal charge off before it even gets that far.

Can you start making restitution now? Or at least put that money aside? If you can, that factor alone will help you at any potential sentencing in the future. Voluntarily paying back va being forced to can lower your potential exposure.

Good luck.
I am putting money aside. Selling off some things. I want to have a decent number aside so we can make an offer when needed.

My other issue is -- If i do get any time for this -- and then get out -- how do i pay back anything if i can not get a job?? Still feeling stuck
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