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Money from Barefoot Bandit movie won’t go to criminal

January 13, 2014

Proceeds from the Barefoot Bandit’s movie deal and a strip club sale helped federal prosecutors in Washington 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 the Olympic National Forest and in the case of airplane thief, and current Grays Harbor Resident at Stafford Creek Correction Center, Colton Harris-Moore, the “Barefoot Bandit” and the rights to his story for a movie.

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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