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U.S. attorney reports $94M in forfeitures, seizures

Krista Hostetler

U.S. attorney reports $94M in forfeitures, seizures

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Dec 7, 2012
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas say a tally shows the U.S. attorney's office in Nevada collected $94 million this fiscal year in criminal, civil and asset forfeiture actions.
 
U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says about $85 million of that amount was from criminal actions, $3 million was collected in civil actions and $6 million in criminal and civil forfeitures.
 
That includes money from Jacktrade LLC, Richard Tavano, James Scott and Louis Tavano stemming from judgments and assets seized from an illegal gambling and unlicensed bookmaking business.
 
Las Vegas pain management physician Steven Kozmary also paid $1 million to resolve Medicare fraud allegations, and Lam's Pharmacy paid $1 million to resolve a controlled substances bookkeeping case.
 
Bogden says the money goes to crime victims and various law enforcement purposes.
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