The The FBI fired the agent who reportedly failed to properly research information on the now disgraced U.S. National Gymnastics Team doctor Larry Nassar just hours before manager Christopher Wray and the athletes Olympics do testify to their experience with the doctor and the agency, Fox News can confirm.
Wray, who was not head of the office at the time of the agent 's mismanagement of the case, should make the announcement during his approximately 11:15 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. US Olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman and Simone Biles are also expected to testify.
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Simone Biles of the United States salutes after playing on balance beam in the women's artistic gymnastics final by gear at the Summer 2020 Olympics, Tuesday August 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo AP / Ashley Landis) (Photo AP / Ashley Landis)
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Aly Raisman told LarryNassar that he wouldn't prevent her from liking gymnastics. (Reuters)
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Larry Nassar appears in court to listen to victim impact statements during his hearing in sentencing after being charged with assaulting over 100 girls while serving as a doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University where he practiced sports medicine on January 17, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson / Images) ()
In July, the Department of Justice inspector general found that the FBI had made "fundamental " errors in investigating theallegations of sexual abuse against Nassar and failed to treat the matter with "the utmost seriousness ". "
The Inspector General 's investigation was spurred by allegations that the FBI failed to promptly deal with the 2015 complaints against Nassar. USA Gymnastics had conducted its own internal investigation, then the organization 's president Stephen Penny reported the allegations to the FBI field office in Indianapolis. But it was months before the office opened a formal investigation.
Larry Nassar, a former U.S. gymnastics team doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, appears in court during his sentencing hearing before the Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Michigan, United States on February 5, 2018. REUTERS / Rebecca Cook (Reuters)
Au At least 40 girls and women said they were assaulted over a 14-month period as the FBI was aware of other allegations of sexual abuse involving Nassar. Officials at USA Gymnastics also con contacted FBI officials in Los Angeles in May 2016 after eight months of inactivity by agents in Indianapolis.
Nassar was finally charged in 2016. federal child pornography offenses and sexual abuse chargesls in Michigan.
He is now serving decades in prison after hundreds of girls and women say he sexually assaulted them under the guise of medical treatment while working for USA Gymnastics, based in Michigan and Indiana, which trains Olympians.
Fox News 'Jake Gibson contributed to this report, as well as the Associated Press.