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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 04:51 AM

FBI fires agent who failed to pursue tips about sex abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Source: Washington Post

An FBI agent accused of failing to properly investigate former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar — and lying about it later — has been fired by the FBI, days before a high-stakes public hearing into the bureau’s flawed investigation of the child sex-abuse case involving Simone Biles and other world-famous gymnasts.

Michael Langeman, who as a supervisory special agent in the FBI’s Indianapolis office interviewed gymnast McKayla Maroney in 2015 about her alleged abuse at the hands of Nassar, lost his job last week, two people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss personnel matters.

A July report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz harshly criticized Langeman — without naming him — as well as his former boss, Jay Abbott, for their handling of the Nassar case, saying the FBI failed to pursue it and then lied to inspector general investigators when confronted with those failures.

At the time, officials said Langeman had been removed from the duties of an FBI agent — a move often taken before the bureau fires someone. FBI firings are relatively rare; most investigators facing serious discipline choose to retire or resign before they can be terminated.

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By
Devlin Barrett
September 14, 2021 at 7:01 p.m. EDT


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/fbi-agent-nassar-investigation/2021/09/14/f4fed85a-158a-11ec-9589-31ac3173c2e5_story.html

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Reply FBI fires agent who failed to pursue tips about sex abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar (Original post)
Eugene Sep 15 OP
Murphyb849 Sep 15 #1
Danascot Sep 15 #3
MyOwnPeace Sep 15 #10
Hekate Sep 15 #12
LiberalLovinLug Sep 15 #13
rambler_american Sep 15 #2
gab13by13 Sep 15 #4
JT45242 Sep 15 #5
twodogsbarking Sep 15 #7
gab13by13 Sep 15 #8
twodogsbarking Sep 15 #11
Historic NY Sep 15 #9
riversedge Sep 15 #17
mopinko Sep 15 #6
Stuart G Sep 15 #14
Stuart G Sep 15 #15
Post removed Sep 15 #16
2Gingersnaps Sep 15 #18

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 05:04 AM

1. Will the agents who ignored the tips on Judge Kavanaugh be next?

They sure as hell should be.

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Response to Murphyb849 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:27 AM

3. That was my first thought

So I'm seconding your post.

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Response to Danascot (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:16 AM

10. I'll 'THIRD' it.......

MY first thought also!

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Response to Murphyb849 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 10:45 AM

12. Would be refreshing

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Response to Murphyb849 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 12:06 PM

13. Fourth

Selective investigating to the 10th

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:03 AM

2. Why does the name

Gym Jordan suddenly come to mind?

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Response to rambler_american (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:40 AM

4. I agree but,

wasn't that another doctor?

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:45 AM

5. Different guy...Nasser did gymnastics and Michigan state

Gym Jordan turned a blind eye and covered up a serial sexual assaulter at Ohio State University.

The guy involved with US gymnastics was on the faculty at Michigan State University.

Both deplorable, both covered up. But different cases.

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Response to JT45242 (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:05 AM

7. And then there is Penn State.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:43 AM

8. At least people went to jail at Penn State

and the NCAA punished them.

Why are tO$U and Michigan State hands off?

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:28 AM

11. You win.

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Response to rambler_american (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:02 AM

9. Oh yeah he listened and did nothing

about the complaints

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 03:02 PM

17. That was at OHIO State.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:02 AM

6. i hope they checked his hard drive.

birds of a feather and all that.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 12:30 PM

14. Guess who will decide to go after Langeman and Abbott?..You got it, Joe Biden..

Can you guess who did NOT.. go after Langeman and Abbott?....hard guess..eh? ...Donald Trump

something about sexual abuse...yea, you got that one right........I wonder if this ever got that high in the
legal chain....? It wouldn't surprise me, would it surprise you?....

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 12:40 PM

15. Guess who decided NOT TO GO AFTER LANGEMAN and ABBOTT?...who could that be?

..........something about ...sexual abuse...?....well.....what do you know...there is more to the show....

If it got that high up, that an official in the White House knew and didn't tell Trump, or if Trump knew and didn't do
anything....well.....well.....well.............then there is more to the ...Trump Show......

and if there was a .....cover up at the White House..and that can be somewhat proven..there will be
a ..... ..LOT MORE TO THE TRUMP SHOW...!!!!....what do you think?.....after all this is a terrible...
If Abbott did go to the White House to inform them of this, then there is more.

Failure of the FBI to deal with an important issue...is that correct?... .Would this issue get to the head of
the FBI?..would the head of the FBI then take it to the President? ] well that is what I thought too..but we will all seem given enough time, and if Joe goes after it all...(a great deal of speculation...but if Abbott (an FBI agent) knew
and he did NOT take it to the "big boss"...well there could be more...(Note: I said could be)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:53 PM

18. To everyone who thought they had ground to stand on telling Simone Biles how a winner behaves,

let's see some of that venom for monsters and enablers of monsters. Come'on keyboard commandos! Show us how you "value life!" The young woman has strength and endurance that goes far beyond her "entertainement value."

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