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Northern Ohio U.S. attorney's office collects more than $40 million in fines, settlements
Settlements range from criminal cases to healthcare deals

Kevin Niedermier
U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach says last year's collection of fines and settlements is more than $40 million.
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The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Ohio has tallied the amount of money it collected last year in fines and settlements. In 2015, nearly $41 million was brought in from civil and criminal cases. U.S. Attorney’s spokesman Mike Tobin says one of last year’s bigger settlements came from the Robinson Health System in Portage County.

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“Robinson Health System self-reported that they discovered there were financial relationships between doctors and the hospital that are impermissible under federal law. So the hospital system paid a $10 million fine to resolve those claims.”

Tobin says last year’s collections were about average for this past decade. The exception was 2014 when $356 million was collected. He says that year was boosted by a $200 million ettlement with U.S Bank over loan violations. The money collected by the U.S. attorney is used to compensate victims or is put into the U.S. Treasury. 

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