Justice Department Collects More Than $8 Billion in Civil and Criminal Cases in Fiscal Year 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that the Justice Department collected at least $8 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013. The statistics indicate that in FY 2013, approximately $5.9 billion was collected by the department's litigating divisions and the U.S. Attorneys' offices in individually and jointly handled civil actions. The largest civil collections were from affirmative civil enforcement cases, in which the United States recovered government money lost to fraud or other misconduct and collected fines imposed on individuals and/or corporations for violations of federal health, safety, civil rights or environmental laws. This number includes approximately $3.2 billion related to health care fraud and more than $430 million related to environmental cases. In addition, civil debts were collected on behalf of several federal agencies, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Internal Revenue Service, the Small Business Administration and the Department of Education.
- Date:January 9, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
- Criminal and Civil Actions