A petition filed Wednesday by the US Department of Justice said that since Nassar’s incarceration, he had received deposits to his inmate trust account that reached $ 12,825, including two stimulus checks totaling $ 2,000.
As of Wednesday, Nassar had $ 2,041.57 in his account, according to the motion. We don’t know where the extra money – over $ 10,000 – went.
He is currently serving his federal sentence at the US Penitentiary in Sumterville, Florida.
Although he has money in his account, Nassar only paid $ 300 of the more than $ 62,000 he was ordered to pay, according to the petition. He was ordered to pay $ 57,488.52 in restitution to five victims in the child pornography case, as well as an additional $ 5,000 for special assessment fees under the Victims Justice Act of the 2015 treaty, read the motion.
All of Nassar’s payments for his restitution were “in the form of minimum quarterly payments of $ 25 based on his participation” in the inmate financial accountability program, according to the motion.
“In other words, Nassar paid about $ 8.33 for his criminal penalties per month,” the motion reads.
The petition requests that the court order the Bureau of Prisons to return the funds to his account, up to $ 62,488.52, to be applied against his outstanding restitution and special appraisal debt.
The request was accompanied by a letter from the US Marshal Service on July 22 to the director of the US penitentiary Colemen II in Sumterville, requesting that “all outgoing financial transactions and withdrawals from his trust account be frozen pending a new order of this Court, ”the motion reads.
CNN has contacted the Bureau of Prisons for comment.
Lawyers who represented many of Nassar’s victims were dismayed by the news.
“The idea that anyone in the Justice Department would let this happen is just outrageous,” said John Manly, lawyer for many of Nassar’s victims, including Simone Biles. “The timing, with my client unable to compete because of what happened to him, couldn’t be more upsetting.… They allow the worst child predator in American history to spend thousands of dollars on him- even and paying $ 8 a month to its victims. Something is completely broken and needs to be fixed. “
Alex E. Cunny, one of the lawyers who represents more than 150 of the girls and women who say Nassar sexually assaulted them, told CNN it was another “shocking revelation” from of the Ministry of Justice.
“The idea that Nassar is spending money on himself and not on the women he abused is unacceptable, especially in the wake of the Inspector General’s report on how the FBI handled it. The initial investigation is another shocking revelation. In how many ways will justice have the Ministry let down the victims? ” said Cunny.
The investigation was opened in 2018 to see if the FBI and its field offices dragged their feet in responding to allegations of sexual assault made by gymnasts and the USA Gymnastics organization in 2015 and 2016.
CNN’s Evan Perez, Devan Cole, and Tierney Sneed contributed to this report.