Feds in SC collect more than $100M in 2012


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The federal courts system in South Carolina has collected more than $100 million this year.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says that the District of South Carolina has taken in more than $96 million in civil actions and more than $6.5 million in criminal actions. He says that was the fifth highest collection by a U.S. Attorney's Office nationwide.

Across the country, federal prosecutors collected more than $13 billion in criminal and civil actions during this fiscal year. The government says that's more than double last year's total.

Nettles says his office has made recovering funds lost from fraud against the government a top priority.

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Current: 81°
Partly Cloudy
High: 94°
Low: 73°
Wind: 8 MPH
Pressure: 30.11
Humidity: 72 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule