Posted: Feb 9, 2021 12:34 AM ESTUpdated: February 9, 2021 / 12:34 AM EST
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ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (WAVY) – Officials at the Eastern District of Virginia Law Firm (EDVA) announced Monday that they had reclaimed hundreds of millions of dollars in 2020 for victims of criminal, civil and loss of property claims.
A total of $ 242 million was recorded for crime victims and in civil matters involving federal funds.
Acting U.S. attorney Raj Parekh says they are falling into several types of recovery:
- $ 22.3 million went towards the repayment of victims in criminal cases by EDVA
- $ 41.1 million was raised through civil lawsuits and settlements that fell victim to the federal government, such as defense-related fraud, healthcare fraud, and whistleblower cases.
- US $ 167.9 million was reclaimed under civil law in joint matters with EDVA and the civil department of the Department of Justice or various process components of the department
“Our criminal and civil recovery teams have worked tirelessly in a very difficult year to unite crime victims, to use the loss of assets to reclaim illegal proceeds from crime and to protect public finances. We will continue our firm commitment to upholding the principles of equality, justice and justice for all as we uphold victims’ rights and protect our communities through 2021 and beyond, “said acting US attorney Raj Parekh.
US law firms, along with the Department’s litigation departments, are responsible for the enforcement and recovery of civil and criminal debt to the federal government and criminal debt to victims of federal crimes. EDVA reminds community members that defendants are legally required to pay compensation to victims of certain federal crimes who have suffered personal injury or financial loss.
The largest civil collections came from affirmative law enforcement cases in which the United States recovered government funds lost through fraud or other misconduct, or imposed civil sanctions on individuals and / or companies for violating federal health, safety, civil rights, and drug diversion. or environmental laws.
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