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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eastern District of Oklahoma United States Attorney’s Office Collects $3,282,431 in Civil And Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers In Fiscal Year 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Wednesday that the Justice Department collected approximately $24.7 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. The more than $24 billion in collections in FY 2014 represents nearly eight and a half times the appropriated $2.91 billion budget for the 94 U.S. Attorney’s offices and the main litigating divisions in that same period.

United States Attorney Mark Green announced today that the Eastern District of Oklahoma collected $3,282,431 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2014. Of this amount, $417,196 was collected in criminal actions and $2,865,235 was collected in civil actions.

Additionally, the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, working with partner agencies and divisions, collected $852,749 in asset forfeiture actions in FY 2014. Forfeited assets deposited into the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund are used to restore funds to crime victims and for a variety of law enforcement purposes.

“Collection of monies due the United States of America in both criminal and civil matters is a responsibility of this U.S. Attorney’s Office as well as those across our nation. We here in the Eastern District of Oklahoma are committed to fulfilling that responsibility,” said U.S. Attorney Mark Green.

Updated March 17, 2015