HONOLULU – US Attorney Clare E. Connors announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii collected $2,088,622.73 in criminal and civil cases in Fiscal Year 2022. This total, $1,534,259.15 was collected in delinquencies and $554,363 was collected in delinquencies. .
In addition, the United States Attorney’s Office in Hawaii worked with other United States Attorney’s Offices and Department of Justice units to collect an additional $7,991,796.46 in civil cases that they are jointly pursuing. office
“The repayment of money owed to the United States, as well as the recovery of money from those who violate the law, are important parts of our justice system,” said the statement. by US Attorney Clare E. Connors. “We will vigorously pursue economic sanctions and collections on behalf of our community.”
In August 2022, Hawaii County recovered $75,000 from former Hawaii State Senate Majority Leader Jamie Kalani English, as part of a $100,000 settlement. Fines issued for honest wire fraud services. More than $7.5 million in total was recovered from the cases that cooperated, resulting from a settlement in an environmental action brought by the United States for reimbursement of costs and compensation for natural resources destroyed by associated with the release or threatened release of hazardous materials in the former Sugar of Oahu. chemical mixing facility within the Pearl Harbor Superfund Site.
The US Attorneys’ Office, along with the department’s judicial divisions, is responsible for enforcing and collecting federal and criminal debts owed to the US and criminal debts owed to criminals. of the federal government. The law requires defendants to pay restitution to victims of certain federal crimes who suffer physical injury or financial loss. While restitution is paid to the victim, fines and crime assessments are paid to the department’s Crime Victims Fund, which distributes funds collected to the federal government. and state compensation and assistance programs to victims.
In addition, the US Attorney’s office in Hawaii, working with agencies and groups, collected $1,063,208 in asset forfeitures in FY 2021. Asset forfeitures were deposited in in the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund is used to return money to criminals and for various types. law enforcement purposes.