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United States Attorney's Office Collected More Than $22 Million in Fiscal Year 2023

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

NASHVILLE – United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis announced today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee recovered $22,670,748.85 for crime victims and American taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2023.

“The dedicated public servants in our office responsible for protecting the public fisc and disgorging criminal proceeds have, once again, done a tremendous job on behalf of taxpayers and crime victims in Middle Tennessee,” said United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis. “In 2023, they recovered well over $22 million for federal government programs and victims of crime.”   

Of the money collected, $19,217,743.17 was collected in civil cases, primarily through actions brought pursuant to the False Claims Act which provides that the United States may recover up to three times the amount of money that had been fraudulently obtained from government programs, And, $2,323,187.68 was in the form of money judgments in criminal cases for victims of crime. The U.S. Attorney’s Office also collected $1,129,818 through asset forfeiture in criminal and civil cases during Fiscal Year 2023.

The pursuit of recovery as a result of fraud committed against the United States through affirmative civil enforcement is a top priority of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. This includes actions to recover monies lost due to fraud or other misconduct against the United States and the pursuit of monetary penalties and injunctive relief to address on-going violations of federal laws. One of the primary objectives of asset forfeiture is to take the profit out of crime. Both the proceeds and instrumentalities of crimes are subject to forfeiture. The U.S. Attorney’s Office also initiates legal proceedings and takes other necessary actions to enforce collection of all federal debts in the Middle District of Tennessee. These debts include criminal fines, criminal restitution orders and civil judgments filed against judgment debtors, as well as unsecured civil debts referred from federal agencies.

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Mark H. Wildasin

Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney


Updated March 22, 2024

Asset Forfeiture
False Claims Act
Health Care Fraud