Eastern District of Wisconsin U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects over $10 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions in Fiscal Year 2021

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United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling announced on December 20, 2021, that the Eastern District of Wisconsin collected $10,974, 686.11 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2021. Of this amount, $4,795,841.29 was collected in criminal actions and $6,178,844.82 was collected in civil actions. 

Additionally, the Eastern District of Wisconsin worked with other U.S. Attorney’s Offices and components of the Department of Justice to collect an additional $385,794.19 in cases pursued jointly by these offices. Of this amount, $15,007.92 was collected in criminal actions and $370,786.27 was collected in civil actions.         

“Everyone in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in this district works diligently to protect the taxpayers and make crime victims whole,” said U.S. Attorney Frohling. “We are committed to recovering any funds owed to the United States, collecting restitution for victims, and ensuring that wrongdoers do not profit from their criminal activities.”

The U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, along with the department’s litigating divisions, are responsible for enforcing and collecting civil and criminal debts owed to the U.S. and criminal debts owed to federal crime victims. The law requires defendants to pay restitution to victims of certain federal crimes who have suffered a physical injury or financial loss. While restitution is paid to the victim, criminal fines and felony assessments are paid to the department’s Crime Victims Fund, which distributes the funds collected to federal and state victim compensation and victim assistance programs.

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For further information contact:

Kenneth.Gales@usdoj.gov

(414) 297-1700

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