Quantcast
Home / courts / US attorney’s office in AZ collects $7.7M in 2013

US attorney’s office in AZ collects $7.7M in 2013

gavel-moneyThe U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Arizona has claimed more than $7.7 million from civil and criminal actions in fiscal year 2013.

U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced the amount in a news release Thursday.

Leonardo says about $4.8 million came from criminal cases and $2.9 million from civil actions.

His office also raked in an additional $519 million from cases pursued jointly with other U.S. Attorney’s Offices as well as the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to Leonardo, the largest civil collections stemmed from cases where federal officials recovered money lost to fraud or misconduct, as well as fines for violations of federal health, safety, civil rights or environmental laws.

The District of Arizona also collected $13.3 million in asset forfeiture actions.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

One comment

  1. Is the title accurate? Shouldn’t the total should be $540, 000,000.00? Asset forfeiture needs major reform.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., takes his seat before the start of a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Franks says in a statement that he never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff. Instead, he says, the dispute resulted from a discussion of surrogacy. Franks and his wife have 3-year-old twins who were conceived through surrogacy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trent Franks announces he is resigning immediately after wife is admitted to hospital

Franks said in a written statement his wife became ill Friday and he decided the best thing for his family would be for his resignation to become effective immediately.