US Attorney Richard Callahan Reports $8 Million Forfeiture Haul in 2013

Jerry Berger in St. Louis has the scoop:

United States Attorney Richard Callahan said today that for the fiscal year 2013, his office had collected $11,448,830 in criminal and civil actions during the year.  Of this amount, $10,113,957 was collected in criminal actions and $1,334,873 was collected in civil actions. In addition, $11 million also assisted partner law enforcement agencies in the Eastern District of Missouri in collecting an additional $8,442,329 in asset forfeiture actions in FY 2013. Forfeited assets are deposited into the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund and are used to restore funds to crime victims and for a variety of law enforcement purposes.Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department collected approximately $8.1 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.  The more than $8 billion in collections in FY 2013 represents nearly three times the appropriated $2.76 billion budget for the 94 U.S. Attorney’s offices and the main litigating divisions in that same period.
Richard Callahan is the US Attorney responsible for the prosecution and asset forfeiture levied against musician Jimmy Tebeau, which we covered extensively throughout the last two years.

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