U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the nation have pulled in more than $6.6 billion in civil and criminal court collections this year, including more than $80 million from Florida’s Middle District, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office report.

The recoveries of funds from court proceedings are the most ever: Federal authorities have been combatting widespread fraud across the country in the wake of a crumbling economy.

In Florida’s Middle District, mortgage and investor fraud have been a top priority in recent months, and investigations have generated $46 million in civil and criminal forfeitures this year and $35 million in civil and criminal “financial impositions, including fines, restitution, and assessments,” according to a  U.S. Attorney’s Office press release.

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