Report: Larry Nassar has spent $10,000 on himself in prison, but paid victims only $300
Former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar spent more than $ 10,000 on himself in prison for criminal sexual behavior and paid $ 300 in compensation to his victims, the Washington Post said on Wednesday.
Driving news: Since his 2018 incarceration, Nassar has received a total of $ 12,825 in deposits into his prison bank account - including two pandemic stimulus checks totaling $ 2,000. He has paid his victims about $ 100 a year in court-ordered fines, the Post reported.
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Nassar's government-run prison account is said to cover things like errands and phone and email costs.
The disgraced former doctor has spent about $ 10,000 since his incarceration and has about $ 2,000 left in his account according to the court record, WashPost notes.
"Nassar paid approximately $ 8.33 per month for his criminal fines, despite having received deposits totaling $ 12,825.00 in his account during that period," the court record said.
Notable: According to the AP, prosecutors on Wednesday asked a federal judge to transfer the remaining money in his account to provide compensation payments to five underage victims of his possession of child pornography.
Nassar still owes about $ 57,000 in court-ordered refund payments and a special assessment debt of $ 5,000, AP reports.
Why It Matters: The case highlights a baffling program by the Federal Bureau of Prisons that allows inmates to stash staggering sums of money in government-run deposit accounts, WashPost reported last month.
The money in these accounts is "shielded from court orders for things like child support, alimony or other debts and is not subject to the same control as accounts owned by non-incarcerated citizens," according to WashPost.
What They Say: John Manly, lawyer for many of Nassar's victims, including Simone Biles, told WashPost, "You are allowing the worst child robber in American history to spend thousands of dollars on himself and pay him $ 8 a month the victims, "
"Something is completely broken and needs to be fixed."
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