Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel launched an investigation into the Boy Scouts of America.
The investigation is in relation to sex abuse allegations that came to light during a civil case.
The BSA filed for bankruptcy last year, in order to stop hundreds of civil lawsuits and create a compensation fund for men who were molested by scoutmasters or other leaders when they were boys.
Court document estimates about 7,800 leaders abused about 12,000 boy scouts.
The victims’ group estimates over 82,000 claims, costing about $102 billion.
Jimmie Johnson: RIGHT NOW — THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA IS THE TARGET OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.
I’M JIMMIE JOHNSON WITH STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS.
MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL DANA NESSEL LAUNCHED A MAJOR CRIMNIAL INVESTIGATION INTO SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS WHICH CAME TO LIGHT DURING A RECENT CIVIL CASE.
LAST YEAR, THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY — SO THEY COULD STOP HUNDREDS OF CIVIL LAWSUITS AND CREATE A COMPENSATION FUND FOR MEN WHO WERE MOLESTED AS YOUNG BOYS BY SCOUTMASTERS OR OTHER LEADERS.
IN THOSE COURT DOCUMENTS, THE ORGANIZATION ESTIMATES 78-HUNDRED LEADERS ABUSED TWELVE THOUSAND BOY SCOUTS.
BUT THE VICTIMS’ GROUP ESTIMATES THE NUMBERS ARE MUCH HIGHER.
PUSHING THE ABUSE CLAIMS TO MORE THAN 82-THOUSAND.
COSTING ABOUT 103 BILLION DOLLARS.
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