US Attorney Southern District of NY Recovers Nearly $3.5 Billion From Criminal and Civil Cases – US Attorney Newswire Service – Office Collected Nearly $3 Billion in Forfeitures and More than Half a Billion From Civil Actions

In Largest Single-Year Recovery Since Forfeiture Funds Were Established, Office Collected 68% of the National Total For All Asset Forfeiture Actions

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the Office collected more than $2.98 billion in forfeiture actions in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, representing the largest amount collected in a given year by any office since the United States’ asset forfeiture funds were established in the 1980s. The office also collected $526.7 million from civil actions and $76.8 million in restitution, criminal fines, and special assessments in FY 2012.

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