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Feds Collect $12.1M in Kansas Criminal, Civil Cases

Associated Press - January 9, 2014 7:16 pm

Gov. Sam Brownback's chief spokeswoman says he expects to outline spending cuts next week to keep Kansas' current budget balanced.

Gov. Sam Brownback's chief spokeswoman says he expects to outline spending cuts next week to keep Kansas' current budget balanced.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says federal prosecutors collected about $12.1 million in criminal and civil legal actions last year.

Grissom says in a news release that $6.1 million of the total came from criminal cases and $6 million from civil actions.

His office also worked with other U.S. attorney’s offices in other states and the Justice Department to collect an additional $2.8 million in cases pursued jointly in civil actions.

Among the Kansas collections were environmental violation penalties of $1.7 million from Coffeyville Resources Refining and Marketing and $1.6 million from Ash Grove Cement. More than $853,000 came from Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in a settlement over allegations of false Medicare claims.

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