Fee Collections Up For Eastern District Federal Court

Total collections by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee have been up in the past three years, with 2012 collections setting a new record, reports Chattanoogan.com. The increased revenue will allow the office to undertake additional projects and cases. “During this time of economic recovery, these collections are more important than ever,” said U.S. Attorney William C. "Bill" Killian. The trend in Tennessee follows one happening nationwide. In 2012, more than $13.1 billion was collected in criminal and civil actions, more than doubling the $6.5 billion collected in  2011. Learn more about federal collection trends in the United States Attorneys’ Annual Statistical Reports.