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FBI had "little evident urgency" while investigating Nassar, NYT finds

Larry Nassar.
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A New York Times investigation found at least 27 women and girls who say they were abused by former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, between "when he first fell under F.B.I. scrutiny, and ... when he was exposed by an Indianapolis Star investigation."

Why it matters: Per the Times, the FBI's investigation of Nassar "moved with little evident urgency." Two of the three victims whose allegations started the investigation weren't interviewed by the agency for almost a year after it started. After USA Gymnastics officials turned the allegations over to the FBI, they felt the agents "had advised them not to discuss the case with anyone," NYT notes.