The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California represents the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The Eastern District of California is one of the largest judicial districts in the country, both in terms of population and land mass. It has almost eight million residents and encompasses six large urban areas: Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton,Vallejo, and Fairfield. It extends over 87,000 square miles, 45% of which is federal land and includes 34 counties reaching from the Oregon border in the north down to Bakersfield in the south, and from the coastal mountains in the west, to the Nevada border in the east. (Click here for the CaliforniaCounty map of the Eastern District.) The attorneys and staff of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California are proud to represent residents of this large and culturally diverse district. It is the mission and the pledge of this office to represent the United States with determination, professionalism, and integrity.
Issue No. 57
The U.S. Attorney's
Report to the District
Civil Recoveries for Fiscal Year 2014
In fiscal year 2014, which ended September 30, this office collected more funds for the taxpayer than in any prior year in the history of the Eastern District of California. On our own and together with other U.S. Department of Justice components, we collected over $9 billion. That figure reflects actual amounts collected, not judgment amounts.
Most of this amount is attributable to recoveries resulting from the settlement of the huge JPMorgan Chase case, including a $2 billion penalty directly attributable to this office’s investigation of wrongdoing relating to the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities by JPMorgan Chase. The total settlement in that case was announced last November. In addition to that case, however, this office collected $21.3 million in criminal and civil actions finalized in Fiscal Year 2014. Of this amount, over $8 million was collected in criminal actions, including both fines and restitution for victims, and over $13 million was collected in civil actions. As reported in my October Report to the District, Issue #55, Fiscal Year 2014 was also a record for civil and criminal asset forfeitures in this district, with nearly $26 million in deposits to the national asset forfeiture fund from the liquidation of assets forfeited in criminal and civil cases in this district.
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