Simone Biles, some women are looking for $ 1B-plus in the FBI at Nassar
DETROIT (AP) – Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and many other women allegedly raped by Larry Nassar He is seeking more than $ 1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop a game doctor when the agency received charges against him for the first time, lawyers said Wednesday.
There is no denying that FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nassar was charged with felony criminal mischief, but failed to take action., leaving him to continue fighting with girls and girls for over a year. He pleaded guilty in 2017 and faces up to 20 years in prison.
“It’s time for the FBI to respond,” said Maggie Nichols, an Oklahoma sports expert in 2017-19.
Under state law, the federal agency has six months to respond to submissions on Wednesday. Cases can follow, depending on the FBI’s response.
White witnessed the 2018 assassination at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The FBI received information about five weeks before 17 people were killed at the school, but the tip was not forwarded to the FBI office in South Florida. The government agreed to provide $ 127.5 million to families who were killed or injured.
About 90 claimants include Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, all of whom received gold medals at the Olympics, according to Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, a California law firm. Separately, 13 complaints were filed by others in April.
“If the FBI had done its job, Nassar would have been suspended before he had the opportunity to abuse hundreds of girls, including me,” said Samantha Roy, a fitness expert at the University of Michigan.
An email request for comment was sent to the FBI.
Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics told local therapists in 2015 that three fitness professionals said they were beaten by Nassar, an orthopedic surgeon. But the FBI has not opened an official investigation or notification to state or federal officials in Michigan, according to the inspector general of the Department of Justice, the internal director.
Los Angeles law enforcement agencies in 2016 began a tour of tourism in Nassar and interrogated a number of victims but did not warn Michigan officials, a senior official said.
Nassar was not arrested until the end of 2016 during an investigation by Michigan State University police. He was a doctor in Michigan State.
The Michigan attorney general’s office responded to the case against Nassar, while state attorneys in Grand Rapids, Michigan, filed a lawsuit against child pornography.
In a statement to Congress last year, FBI Director Christopher Wray admitted serious wrongdoing.
“I’m very sorry that there were FBI agents who had a chance to stop the virus in 2015 and they failed. And it is an excuse,” Wray told victims at a Senate meeting.
At the same meeting, Biles, considered by many to be the greatest athlete of all time, said that “the whole system” was responsible for his brutality. Maroney recalled “dead silence” as he spoke to FBI agents about Nassar.
The Ministry of Justice in May said it would not pursue the cases against former agents who are accused of providing errors or omissions in the superintendent’s investigation.
The failure of state law enforcement agencies has led to significant improvements, including $ 127.5 million. to the families of those killed or injured in 2018 at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The FBI received the information about five weeks before the killing of 17 people, but the tip was not forwarded to the South Florida office.
Michigan State University, which was also charged with misconduct for years suspending Nassar, has approved $ 500 million. to the more than 300 women and girls who were beaten by him. USA Gymnastics and the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee made $ 380 million.
To find out more about Larry Nassar and the devastation of his years of violence against girls and girls: https://www.apnews.com/LarryNassar