Federal prosecutors get $4M from upstate NY cases

Federal prosecutors get $4M from upstate NY cases

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Federal prosecutors report collecting more than $4 million from criminal and civil cases in the Northern District of New York last year.

U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian says collections include $2.6 million from criminal prosecutions.

The district extends from the mid-Hudson Valley to the Canadian border and west to Syracuse and Binghamton.

Its federal prosecutors say they worked with others in the Justice Department to collect another $14 million in joint cases as well as $11 million with other federal agencies and divisions.

Forfeited money and other assets go to department's Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund for crime victims and more law enforcement.

Attorney General Eric Holder said last month the department collected about $8.1 billion altogether in civil and criminal cases for the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.

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