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US reaches $138.7 million civil settlement with victims of Larry Nassar

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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The U.S. Justice Department has reached a $138.7 million civil settlement with hundreds of victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who is serving time in prison for sexually abusing athletes under his care, the agency said on Tuesday.

The settlement resolves claims the FBI botched the initial investigation into Nassar, the Justice Department said.

"These allegations should have been taken seriously from the outset," Benjamin Mizer, the acting U.S. associate attorney general, said in a statement. "While these settlements won’t undo the harm Nassar inflicted, our hope is...

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