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Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Steven Hatfill, DOJ Settle Lawsuit

Steven Hatfill, who was named as a "person of interest" in the 2001 anthrax attacks, has settled his defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuit against the Department of Justice. DOJ has admitted no wrongdoing, but will pay Dr. Hatfill close to $3 million in a one time payment and $150,000 per year thereafter. The settlement also probably means contempt charges against Toni Locy, a former USA Today reporter and current professor of journalism at West Virginia University, will be dropped. Read more here. Here's a link to Dr. Hatfill's complaint.

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