Ex-FBI Agents Who Dropped Ball In USA Gymnastics Molestation Case Won’t Be Charged, DOJ Says


Two ex-FBI agents accused of botching the sex-abuse case against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who molested girls on the team, will not be charged, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday.

Following a “careful re-review of evidence,” the department declined to charged the former agents, who are accused of lying about their work on the case. The former agents were being probed in the wake of gripping testimony last year from gymnastics superstar Simone Biles and several of her teammates who were victimized by Nassar even though he had been reported to the FBI.

“This does not in any way reflect a view that the investigation of Nassar was handled as it should have been, nor in any way reflects approval or disregard of the conduct of the former agents,” the DOJ said in a statement.

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Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco ordered a review after several gymnasts gave tearful testimony to the House Judiciary Committee last September. The described the abuse they suffered under Nassar, the now-58-year-old doctor from Michigan State University who is in prison for life ... (Read more)

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