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Strip club sale helped bring feds $25M in state

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SEATTLE — Proceeds from the Barefoot Bandit’s movie deal and a strip club sale helped federal prosecutors in Washington state collect more than $25 million last year.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle says it hauled in $22 million in criminal and civil actions, and the office in Spokane says it brought in $3.5 million more. They also worked on cases with other Department of Justice offices, which nationally collected about $8.1 billion.
Seattle U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan says her office collected six-figure totals in a conspiracy to steal 31 old-growth cedar trees from Olympic National Forest and in the case of airplane thief Colton Harris-Moore, the “Barefoot Bandit.”
The sale of a strip club in Shoreline that had been seized during the racketeering investigation of the late adult-entertainment boss Frank Colacurcio brought in $1.2 million.
Spokane U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby said his office worked with DOJ’s civil fraud unit to collect $18.5 million from Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor CH2M Hill after an investigation of time-card practices.
The money collected helps compensate crime victims and supports law enforcement and federal agencies.
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