BURLINGTON, Vt.—The Vermont office of the United States Attorney says it helped collect about $6 million in civil penalties and criminal fines in fiscal year that just ended.
The office says it collected $3.9 million in civil judgments, with most of that coming from health care fraud cases.
Another $830,000 was collected from criminal fines, special assessments and restitution.
Assets forfeited to the federal government had an estimated total value of $1.5 million.
Funds from criminal fines and special assessments, totaling almost $120,000 were deposited into the crime victim's fund, which are distributed to the states for their victim assistance programs. Other funds were paid directly to crime victims.
Much of the money derived from forfeitures was distributed to local and state law enforcement agencies in Vermont.