US Attorney’s Office Collects Over $317 Million in Forfeiture Actions

Federal prosecutors based in Los Angeles collected more than $317 million in criminal, civil and forfeiture actions in fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Included in the total amount of $317,453,521 collected during the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30 was $61.2 million in restitution and fines ordered in criminal cases, more than double the amount recovered in fiscal year 2016, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The majority of that money was owed to victims of federal crimes, and some of the money helps fund programs that support victim services…