U. S. Attorney’s Office Collects $4,432,403 in Civil & Criminal Actions in FY 2012


December 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt announced today (Thursday), that the Southern District of Iowa collected more than $4.4-million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 related to criminal and civil actions. Of this amount, over $2.3-million was collected in criminal actions and just over $2-million was collected in civil actions. In addition, the office collected $2.1-million in criminal and civil forfeitures.

Nationwide, the U.S. Attorneys’ offices collected $13.1 billion in criminal and civil actions during FY 2012, more than doubling the $6.5 billion collected in FY 2011. A portion of the amount, $5.3 billion, was collected in shared cases in which one or more U.S. Attorneys’ offices or department litigating divisions were also involved. The $13.1 billion represents more than six times the appropriated budget of the combined 94 offices for FY 2012.

The U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, along with the department’s litigating divisions, are responsible for enforcing and collecting civil and criminal debts owed to the U.S., and criminal debts owed to federal crime victims.