O'Halloran v. StateAnnotate this Case
Defendant was charged with making a false statement to obtain welfare benefits. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant pled guilty to amended charge of misdemeanor interference with a peace officer and agreed to pay restitution in an amount to be determined after Defendant’s codefendant went through her plea or trial. Nearly two years after Defendant’s plea and sentencing, the district court issued a ruling requiring Defendant to pay restitution in the amount of $2,600. The Supreme Court reversed and vacated the restitution order, holding that the order was not supported by sufficient evidence, as the State presented no evidence that Defendant received or otherwise benefited from a welfare fraud scheme in the amount of $2,600.