- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont office of the United States Attorney says it collected nearly $1.3 million from civil and criminal actions in the state in the last fiscal year.

Vermont U.S. Attorney Eric Miller says that of the total, just under $788,000 was collected in criminal actions and $507,000 was collected in civil actions.

The nation’s U.S. Attorneys’ offices, working with other parts of the Justice Department, are responsible for enforcing and collecting civil and criminal debts owed to the U.S. and criminal debts owed to federal crime victims.

While restitution is paid to the victims of crime, criminal fines and felony assessments are paid to the department’s Crime Victims’ Fund, which distributes the funds to state victim compensation and assistance programs.

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