U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt announced Wednesday that the
Southern District of Iowa collected $9.6 million in Fiscal Year 2011 related to criminal and civil actions.
Of this amount, $2.8 million was collected in criminal actions, with restitution payments returned to the victims of crime, and $2.7 million was collected in civil actions.
Additionally, the office collected just over $4 million in criminal and civil forfeitures. Of the forfeited assets, $246,070 was returned to crime victims and $944,900 was shared with state and local law enforcement agencies.
“During this time of economic recovery, these collections are more important than ever,” said U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.
Nationwide, the U.S. Attorneys’ offices collected $6.5 billion in criminal and civil actions