US attorney in Va. rakes in $45m in claims

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Associated Press

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 12:42 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office for the eastern district of Virginia raked in more than $45 million in fiscal year 2013 in criminal and civil actions.

The tally of ill-gotten gains of criminal activity was announced by U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. He said in a release more than $24 million was collected in criminal actions.

The collections include a number of prosecutions. One, for instance, involved the recovery of $3 million as part of a settlement with three CIA contractors. The allegations involved a bidding contract with the agency.

Another action involved a settlement resolving claims of discrimination in mortgage lending programs of a bank.

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