Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sex offender wins lottery

Should people who have served time in custody be required to compensate the state if they win the lottery? These things do happen ... although in this case the perp, a sex offender, is in trouble not for the $10 million, but for not reporting a change of address. (Source: WCVB)

It's almost impossible to impose an enforcement mechanism that prohibits such people from playing lotteries or at casinos. But in my opinion, they owe restitution to their victims; and if they have a winfall they should forfeit it to those victims.

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