American Lives, Sudanese Lives: What’s the Calculus in Congress?” | Eric Reeves

… the bill provides explicitly that no money be provided under the terms set out by the DOJ (i.e., to those actually “harmed” by BNPP’s criminal financial activity); all money will go to Americans and their families harmed during past or future terrorist attacks. The bill even goes so far as to stipulate that lawyers will get no more than 25 percent of fees for litigation on behalf of their clients. That provision will allow big-time litigators to collect $950 million from the BNPP settlement, while the bill explicitly prevents even one penny of compensation for the actual victims …

Source: American Lives, Sudanese Lives: What’s the Calculus in Congress?” | Eric Reeves

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