$11 million in annual collections announced

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nevada says it’s collected almost $11 million this fiscal year in fines and penalties.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says the collections included nearly $5 million from criminal cases, $1 million from civil cases and $5 million in private property forfeited to the government.

Bodgen says the $11 million is well above the amount the government pays to run the Nevada office each year.

Fines collected by the U.S. Attorney’s Office go to the Crime Victims’ Fund, which offers compensation and assistance to victims.

Bodgen’s announcement came the same day that Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Justice Department overall collected $25 billion in civil and criminal cases during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.

 

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