U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart: Office Collects a Total of More Than $32 Million for Taxpayers in FYs 2019 & 2020
Office Collections over Budget
Exceed $18.4 Million over Two Year Period
Collections Exceed Budget Over Period by more than 135%
CHARLESTON, W.V (STL.News) United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that his office collected $9,244,423.94 in FY 2020 and $22,761,541.52 in FY 2019, an amount more than $18.4 million over his office’s entire annual appropriated budgets for the same period. Of this amount, $29,082,086.10 was collected in civil actions and $2,923,879.33 was collected in criminal actions. The operating budget for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia during the time period was approximately $13.6 million. Total collections exceeded the office’s budget by more than 135%.
“I am very proud of the incredible efforts of my team. During the last two fiscal years, our efforts brought in more than $18.4 million over the cost of all operations. In private sector terms, that’s called ‘remarkably profitable.’ A return for taxpayers in excess of 135% over two years is a return for which even the best companies would be proud, but we don’t do this to make a profit.