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Lawyers and Lobbyists Fight for Their Slice of $3.5 Billion in Afghan Money Seized by the Biden Administration

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2022
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LAST FRIDAY, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. would hold billions in seized Afghan central bank money to pay out to families of victims of 9/11 who had sued the Taliban for damages. The decision, unprecedented given the impact it will have on ordinary Afghans, sparked another round of furious legal infighting and lobbying by attorneys hoping to get a piece of the pie.

In separate letters sent to the court Tuesday, Kreindler & Kreindler and Motley Rice, law firms representing other 9/11 victims in similar cases, claimed that their plaintiffs should get a...

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