Prosecutors Say Budget Woes Imperil NY Criminal Recoveries

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 3:37 PM EST) -- A top New York federal prosecutor warned Monday that her district's outsized $902 million criminal recovery haul from 2013 — from fraud cases and other matters — will be put in jeopardy next year if Congress doesn't find a way to help courts and law enforcement pay for personnel.

So far, according to Loretta E. Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, her office has tried to hold the line on personnel during sequestration by paying workers from other buckets of money...
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