Wednesday, April 22, 2009

U.S.S. Cole Families to Receive Sudan Money

I've posted about frivolous lawsuits before; this one is the opposite type. The families of naval crewman killed in the U.S.S. Cole bombing sued the government of Sudan for it's complicity in the terrorist attack and were awarded a judgment. Yesterday a federal judge ordered the release of $13.4 million in frozen Sudanese assets, to be distributed in amounts ranging from $200,000 to $1.3 million. The families are also seeking additional damages of $50 million.

I've seen various numbers for the amount of frozen Sudanese assets held by the U.S. But it looks like there might be enough to cover an additional $50 million.

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