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Fines more than paid for federal prosecutor's office in 2013

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Criminal and civil offenders have more than picked up the tab for the prosecutions against them -- at least in eastern Wisconsin.  

U.S. Attorney James Santelle of Milwaukee said his office collected $9.7 million in criminal and civil fines in fiscal 2013. That's more than the $8 million it cost to operate the federal prosecutor's office.  

About $5 million of the collections were criminal fines. $4.7 million were civil penalties.

Also, Santelle said his office recovered $3 million in defendants' assets. That money is given to crime victims, and it supports various law enforcement activities.  

Santelle gave the example of a business that had $1 million embezzled. His office was able to return money to the employer by seizing and selling the defendant's house, retirement accounts, and wine collection.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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