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ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF MISSOURI: U.S. Attorney's Office Collects $13,722,965.04 in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2018

By Press release submission | Feb 20, 2019


U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri issued the following announcement on Feb. 15.

U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen announced today that the Eastern District of Missouri collected $13,722,965.04 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this amount, $8,191,278.06 was collected in criminal actions and $5,531,686.98 was collected in civil actions.

Additionally, the Eastern District of Missouri worked with other U.S. Attorney’s Offices and components of the Department of Justice to collect an additional $11,198,243.98 in cases pursued jointly by these offices. Of this amount, $5,301.98 was collected in criminal actions and $11,192,942.00 was collected in civil actions.

As a whole, the Justice Department collected nearly $15 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018. The $14,839,821,650 in collections in FY 2018 represents is nearly seven times the appropriated $2.13 billion ($2,136,750,000) budget for the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ offices.

“The men and women of the U.S. Attorneys’ offices across the country work diligently, day in and day out, to see that the citizens of our nation receive justice. The money that we are able to recover for victims and this country as a whole is a direct result of their hard work,” Director James A. Crowell, IV, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.

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