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It seems likely that were the accused to be convicted, a fine will be part of the sentencing, and Capital One may opt to pursue separate civil legal remedy against the convicted person to seek damages given their cost is stated as being >$100M. Unclear to me if this somehow isn’t allowed under U.S. law because the federal prosecution may be where it all gets determined, and a civil case may be “double punishment”?

So after coming out of prison and finding a job, which is likely to be hard for a felon, and may not be highly paid, what wages they make will be garnished to pay the criminal/civil financial judgements.

For most people who’ve worked in technology, the potential punishment here would qualify as “destroying your life”. Enormous impact.




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