Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: United States of America v. Sushil A. Sheth
Case No.: 17-2741
Officials: BAUER, ROVNER, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Asset Forfeiture Bank Credit
Dr. Sushil Sheth amassed significant wealth as a cardiologist, but, as he later admitted in a plea agreement, he did so in a scheme to overbill government and private insurers by approximately $13 million. In his plea agreement he agreed to forfeit $13 million in assets as a condition of his plea. The United States, in turn, allowed that it would apply the proceeds of the forfeited property to any restitution judgment resulting from his conviction. Sheth now disputes that the United States gave him the appropriate credit for some of the forfeited assets. We agree with Sheth that he did not receive the proper credit...