The short answer to the above question is no. The requirement of causation for liability for restitution is often ignored by judges and glossed over by prosecutors in proving their case. Indeed, when damages are as high as $425,000, causation seems easily connected to the crime. However, the astute defense attorney must remain keenly silent when issues of causation are litigated, as the following case summary illustrates. To read more about his issue, click on the following link.