District of Montana collects $16.9 million in civil and criminal actions in 2021 Fiscal Year

U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson announced Monday that the District of Montana collected $16,904,987 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2021. Of this amount, $4,885,558 was collected in criminal actions and $12,019,429 was collected in civil cases worked by the district or jointly with components of the Department of Justice.

Some of the funds collected in civil actions include a 2020 settlement with Atlantic Richfield for cleanup of mining contamination in the Butte area and a 2018 settlement with Kalispell Regional Healthcare System for alleged violations of the False Claims Act by paying physicians more than the fair market value.