U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins has announced that the Western District of North Carolina (WDNC) collected $22,164,212.92 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. Of this amount, WDNC collected $9,677,978.82 in criminal actions and $12,486,234.10 in civil actions.
Note that in measuring collections recovered in FY 2014, the figures necessarily include some cases that were resolved in previous years but the proceeds were collected in FY 2014. Similarly, the FY 2014 figures do not include some cases resolved in the 2014 fiscal year, for which collections will begin in FY 2015.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced last month that the Justice Department collected $24.7 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014. The more than $24 billion in collections in FY 2014 represents nearly eight and a half times the appropriated $2.91 billion budget for the 94 U.S. Attorney’s offices and the main litigating divisions in that same period.