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U.S. Attorney David J. Freed Releases The U.S. Attorney’s Office For The Middle District Of Pennsylvania’s 2019 Annual Report

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – U.S. Attorney David J. Freed today released the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s 2019 Annual Report. 
U.S. Attorney Freed stated, “we seek to provide transparency and accountability by publicly reporting on our work each year. In 2019, we worked on cases and initiatives to further our goal of improving the quality of life for the people of our district. The lawyers and support professionals in our Harrisburg, Scranton and Williamsport Offices, along with our partner agencies, achieved significant accomplishments this year. This report is representative of the Office’s yearly casework and initiatives.”  Among them are:

  • 325 criminal cases filed against 413 defendants;
  • 799 cases handled by the Civil Division;
  • Collected over $15 million in criminal and civil actions, far exceeding our operating budget;
  • $150 million in grants for various projects in the Middle District of PA;
  • Continued to participate in reentry programs such as CARE Court, and the York Group Violence Initiative; and
  • Organized and participated in community events, including York City community walk, and National Night Out.

“I am extremely proud to issue our 2019 Annual Report,” said U.S. Attorney Freed.  “The report shows an innovative, effective and efficient operation, highlighted by our many successes in Court, our community outreach efforts, our recovery of tax dollars and our continuing and valuable partnerships with state and local entities.  I encourage everyone to spend some time with this document to get a full picture of our challenging work.”

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Updated March 31, 2020