Criminal Fines:

Imposed and Collected as a Result of Investigations of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program

GGD-86-101FS: Published: Jun 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1986.

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In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force program, specifically the 1,442 convicted and sentenced offenders that the Department of Justice's Drug Task Force Administrative Unit identified between 1983 and 1984. GAO determined the dollar amount of the criminal fines that: (1) the courts could have imposed at sentencing; (2) the courts did impose; and (3) the government collected as of December 31, 1985.

GAO found that: (1) the courts could have imposed minimum criminal fines totalling about $52 million; (2) the courts actually imposed fines totalling about $8 million for 315 of the 1,442 offenders; (3) the median fine that the courts imposed was $7,000; and (4) as of December 31, 1985, the government had collected 7 percent, or about $509,000, of the total imposed fines.

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