DOJ watchdog finds FBI botched investigation into Larry Nassar

Larry Nassar.
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A report released Wednesday by the Justice Department's inspector general found that the FBI made "numerous and fundamental" errors while investigating the "extraordinarily serious" allegations of sexual abuse made against Larry Nassar, the former national team doctor for USA Gymnastics.

In 2015, after USA Gymnastics conducted its own internal investigation into accusations of abuse, the organization's then-president, Stephen Penny, went to the FBI field office in Indianapolis to report the allegations. The report found that the Indianapolis agents failed to respond to the accusations with "the utmost seriousness and urgency that they deserved and required," and went months before launching an investigation.

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