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Posted at 5:39 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

U.S. Attorney's Office collects big money

By Dana Hedgpeth

Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said that his office collected $272 million in criminal and civil actions, which includes money owed from criminals, in fiscal year 2010.

More than 90 U.S. attorneys' offices nationwide contributed to the collection of $6.7 billion -- the most successful collection year to date by federal prosecutors, officials said.

According to statistics from the Justice Department, MacBride's office collected $17 million in criminal actions and $255 million in civil actions.

"This money helps protect the public and recovers funds for crime victims and the federal treasury," MacBride said in a statement. "During this time of economic recovery, these collections are more important than ever. We will continue to hold accountable those who seek to profit from their illegal activities. Additional resources have been committed district-wide to pursue every dollar lost through fraud or overpayment."

By Dana Hedgpeth  | March 1, 2011; 5:39 PM ET
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse  | Tags:  U.S. Attorney Eastern District of Virginia  
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West Virginia is in for

a treat; Since' last Monday the first ever Emancipation Proclamation Tax was payed in my home town of Cadman, New York.

Posted by: kadija1 | March 7, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

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