False Hope

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Crime victims are nearly alone in navigating a confusing and understaffed restitution system. District attorneys across Maine are as frustrated as crime victims with the fundamental reality of the restitution system in Maine: it’s broken. 

Veterans’ group victimized by $50,000 fraud — and then by justice system

Cumberland County District Attorney Stephanie Anderson said two thirds of the 1,181 restitution cases in her county are in default.

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