July 3, 2022

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Larry Nazar Case | Gymnasts threaten to sue FBI …

Larry Nazar Case |  Gymnasts threaten to sue FBI ...

(Detroit) Olympic gold medalist Simon Byles and dozens of other gymnasts have threatened to sue the FBI for more than $ 1 billion, accusing Larry Nasser of sexual harassment, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Posted at 9:39

Ed White
Associated Press

Although complaints have already been received against him, Byles and his associates have blamed the government agency for allowing the sports doctor to continue his criminal activities.

There is no doubt that FBI agents learned in 2015 that Nasser, who is currently in prison, is facing charges of assaulting gymnasts. He pleaded guilty in 2017 and is currently serving a decades in prison.

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Maggie Nichols, a champion gymnast at the University of Oklahoma between 2017 and 2019, said: “The time has come for the FBI to take responsibility.

Under the Federal Criminal Code, the U.S. government agency has six months to respond to complaints filed Wednesday. Prosecution may be initiated depending on the FBI response.

Among the 90 plaintiffs are Byles, Ali Riceman and McCaila Meroni, all Olympic gold medalists, according to the organization …

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