DoJ Won’t Charge Ex-FBI Agents Who Mishandled Larry Nassar Case

The Justice Department said Thursday that two former FBI agents suspected of mishandling the sexual assault investigation involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar would not face criminal prosecution, as reported by The Washington Post.

Following an assessment of their actions throughout the Nassar investigation, the DOJ maintained its position that no charges would be filed against the agents.

Considering the fact that the former agents presented investigators with false or incomplete information, there was not enough evidence to pursue legal action.

“This does not in any way reflect a view that the investigation of Larry Nassar was handled as it should have been, nor in any way reflects approval or disregard of the conduct of the former agents,” the department wrote in the announcement, as quoted by The Hill.

After discovering shortcomings on behalf of the FBI’s Indianapolis office during the Nassar investigation, a bipartisan coalition of senators called on the FBI and the Office of the Inspector General to make improvements. They claimed, among other things, that the FBI did not respond quickly enough to the allegations of sexual assault.

Larry Nassar’s victims received a $380 million payout from the organizations that oversee U.S. gymnastics in December, one of the highest ever for sexual assault.

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