Michael Hatten-Lubick was convicted of various drug offenses and sentenced to ten years in prison. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $5,000. Hatten-Lubick’s sentencing judge did not set a repayment schedule for the fine during Hatten-Lubick’s incarceration. Hatten-Lubick appealed.
On appeal, Hatten-Lubick agrued that the district court’s failure to set a payment schedule for his fine while incarcerated impermissibly delegated the task to BOP. The court disagreed. “[L]eaving payment during imprisonment to the Inmate Financial Responsibility Program is not an error at all,” the court held. See: United States v. Hatten-Lubick, 525 F.3d 575 (7th Cir. 2008).
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United States v. Hatten-Lubick
|Cite||525 F.3d 575 (7th Cir. 2008)|
|Level||Court of Appeals|