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.

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.