United States v. Fast, No. 12-2752 (8th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Defendant pled guilty to one count of receiving and distributing child pornography. The district court ordered him to pay restitution to the victim. The victim challenged the restitution award by direct appeal and in a petition for mandamus. Because the victim lacked standing as a nonparty to bring a direct appeal, the court granted the motions to dismiss by defendant and the government. The court had jurisdiction over her mandamus petition under the Crime Victims' Rights Act (CVRA), 18 U.S.C. 3771(d)93), but denied her petition because all of her losses were not clearly and indisputably traceable to defendant's crime.