Olympic Gymnasts Seek $1 Billion From FBI in Connection to Larry Nassar Investigation
Dozens of women and girls who were abused by former USA Gymnastics Team Doctor Larry Nassar have submitted claims to the FBI for more than a billion dollars. The gymnasts, which include Simone Biles say the FBI mishandled the case instead of preventing Nassar from allegedly abusing more people. They say the agency had credible complaints from numerous victims in July 2015, but did not interview them or properly investigate the abuse and as a result, he was able to sexually abuse about 90 young women and children within about a year. Under federal law, the FBI has six months to respond to the claims and lawsuits could follow depending on the FBI’s response. Nassar is currently serving 40 to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. He was also sentenced to a 60-year sentence in federal prison on child pornography charges.