Not actually me, but I’ll pretend. 5 to 10 years in prison for dealing drugs. $500k fine. I can do the time, but what about the fine when I get out? I have property worth maybe $400k. Can the court confiscate my property to pay the fine and then bill me for the rest?
I suggest you pretend to consult with a lawyer.
Depends on state law.
Can’t your friend just sell some more drugs to make the $500k?
By the way, the IRS requires “your friend” to report income from selling illegal drugs on his tax return.