US Attorney’s Office Announces FY 2010 Recoveries
January 7, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that financial collections by the US Attorney’s Office in South Dakota totaled over $2.2 million for fiscal year 2010 which ran from October 1, 2009, through September 31, 2010. Included within the $2.2 million is over $1.3 million recovered through criminal fines, restitution, and other assessments and penalties. Civil recoveries accounted for the other $900,000-plus, which included $773,500 collected as part of an enhanced effort to increase healthcare fraud recoveries.
Most of the money collected by the US Attorney’s Office is returned directly to the United States Treasury. However, restitution collected in criminal cases goes directly to compensate victims for their losses. Criminal fines and felony assessments are paid to the Department of Justice’s Crime Victims’ Fund, which distributes the funds to state victim compensation and victim assistance programs.
"We will hold accountable those who seek to profit from illegal activities by recovering money for victims of federal crime and by safeguarding the American public's money," US Attorney Johnson said. "I am grateful to our dedicated team of professionals who continue to be successful in collecting money owed to the American taxpayers."
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