- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - More than $36 million was collected by the Oklahoma City federal court in 2014, including nearly $24 million from a bankrupt internet service provider.

The Oklahoman reports (https://bit.ly/1uQpK2k ) the total collected by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oklahoma City includes court cases as well as asset forfeiture for the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30.

Nearly $26 million was collected through civil actions alone, and more than $5.4 million recovered through asset forfeiture.

Spokesman Bob Troester says nearly $24 million was recovered from Stelera Wireless LLC, a bankrupt rural broadband internet service provider operating in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas. The company had received loans from the U.S. Agriculture Department to promote distance learning, telemedicine initiatives and rural broadband access.

The government will recover the owed loan amounts.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com


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