If you were involved in a court case and were awarded restitution payments and are still waiting for a check----You should assume that the government may be too lazy to track you down to mail you the check. I'd suggest that you'd read the FREEP article, and call the county prosecutor and the county clerk to see if the plantiff has made restitution .
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has tried to address the problem for years. She said her office does pass victim information to clerks and is willing to help track down victims, but the clerk's office has stopped asking for help.
Lost in the finger-pointing are the victims who aren't paid -- a grandmother, an autoworker, a student, a disabled adult, business owners, even police and fire departments. For all of them, justice is overdue.