Michigan State to pay $500M of Larry Nassar victims
Michigan State University pays $500 million to the gymnasts being sexually abused by the usa Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. FBN’s Stuart Varney with more.
The Trumpet administration is investigating the FBI in how it handled sexual abuse allegations against the former US national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar following allegations that agents failed to respond to claims by gymnasts in 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The Ministry of Justice, the inspector-general’s probe stems from an internal FBI review in the bureau at the processing of the accusations against Nassar. It allegedly took at least nine months for the FBI officially opened a probe into the disgraced doctor.
Nassar pled guilty last year to sexual abuse and federal child-pornography charges, although none of the costs included national team of gymnasts’ 2015 allegations, and was sentenced in January to 60 years in federal prison.
The FBI is also faced with the scrutiny of other organs of the government, including the Congress and the Senate, the Judiciary and the Senate Commerce committees, urged in a letter to the FBI Director, Christopher Wray, to provide information and materials in connection with the bureau in the processing of the allegations.
The ministry of justice of the probe will focus on how the many FBI officials acted or potential has not responded to the allegations raised by gymnasts against Nassar, and why it took at least nine months to a formal investigation into Nassar was opened.
According to the Magazine, the ministry of justice researchers have already interviewed a number of people, such as athletes and gymnastics officials, as part of their probe efforts. The research could lead to a criminal prosecution or disciplinary action.
The researchers are looking to the Indianapolis FBI office 2015 treatment of the gymnasts’ accusations of the newspaper. The former Olympic McKayla Maroney reportedly spoke with a local bureau agent on the phone instead of in person, on the accusations against Nassar, but the conversation do not lead to the opening of a formal investigation.
This was the reason the ministry of justice to find the correspondence between the former usa Gymnastics Chief Executive Steve Penny, and officials at the FBI offices in Indianapolis and Los Angeles. Penny’s correspondence with the former special agent in charge of the Indianapolis office, W. Jay Abbott, are also being looked at.
Abbott earlier told the New York Times that the allegations against Nassar were complicated due to the sensitivity of the sexual abuse allegations, and because “there was a fierce debate about whether” Nassar the techniques were for “a legitimate medical procedure,” as Nassar said yourself.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @LukasMikelionis.