PORTLAND — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maine said it collected nearly $2 million in connection with criminal and civil cases it handled in the past fiscal year.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II says about $1.1 million was collected in criminal actions and close to $603,000 in civil actions during fiscal year 2012. There was more than $200,000 in criminal and civil forfeitures.

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U.S. Attorneys’ Offices are responsible for enforcing and collecting civil and criminal debts owed to the U.S. government, and criminal debts owed to crime victims.

Nationally, U.S. Attorney’s Offices collected $13.1 billion for the year.