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Criminal and Civil Action Returns High for FY 2012

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The U.S. Attorney's Office in Nebraska collected just over $8,396,191 in Fiscal Year 2012 in criminal and civil action cases. Of this amount, $3,478,505 was collected in criminal actions and $4,917,686 was collected in civil actions

Across the country, the U.S. Attorneys' offices collected $13.1 billion in criminal and civil actions during FY 2012, more than doubling the $6.5 billion collected in FY 2011. This year's amount nearly matches the $13.18 billion total from FY 2010 and FY 2011 combined.

"During this time of economic recovery, these collections are more important than ever," said U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg. "The U.S. Attorney's Office is dedicated to protecting the public and recovering funds for the federal treasury and for victims of federal crime. We will continue to hold accountable those who seek to profit from their illegal activities."

Some cases collected more money than others. For example, Nebraska recovered more than $1.5 million from several individuals convicted of IRS fraud and tax evasion.

Additionally, the U.S. Attorneys' offices, working with partner agencies and divisions, collected $4.389 billion in asset forfeiture actions in FY 2012. Forfeited assets are deposited into the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund and Department of Treasury Forfeiture Fund and are used to restore funds to crime victims and for a variety of law enforcement purposes.

For more information, the United States Attorneys' Annual Statistical Reports can be found online at

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