Disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has spent more than $10,000 on himself in prison while holding out on the $57,000 he owes his victims

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Disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has spent more than $10,000 on himself in prison while holding out on the $57,000 he owes his victims
Larry Nassar
Larry Nassar at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan. Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP
  • Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse in 2018.

  • Prosecutors said Wednesday he has yet to pay a cent of the nearly $58,000 he owes his victims.

  • Meanwhile, he has spent more than $10,000 on himself in prison, court records show.

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Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor currently serving a de facto life sentence for sexually abusing multiple girls, has spent more than $10,000 on himself while in prison, and has yet to pay a cent of the nearly $58,000 in restitution he owes his victims.

This is according to Bureau of Prisons records shared by prosecutors as they petitioned the court on Wednesday to drain Nassar's inmate account to pay his bills.

Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison in 2018, after pleading guilty to sexually abusing seven girls.

Hundreds more have accused the former USA Gymnastics team doctor of abuse, including Simone Biles - the most decorated gymnast in history - and other members of the gold-medal-winning 2016 US women's national gymnastics team.

According to the court filing, part of Nassar's sentence included paying $300 and $5,000 for two special assessments, and $57,488.52 in restitution to five victims. Nassar was ordered to pay the $300 special assessment first.

Nassar was allowed to pay off these bills in either $20 monthly payments or $25 quarterly payments, according to the court filing. Nassar chose the latter and has since only paid off the $300 special assessment that was due first, meaning he has not yet put any money away for his victims, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors argued that Nassar should have made more progress on these payments because he's had a constant stream of money coming in.

Since being incarcerated, a total of $12,825 has been deposited into his inmate trust account, according to BOP records.

Prosecutors said this money had been transferred into Nassar's account in the form of wire transfers, usually around $200 or more, no less than once a month. He also received two stimulus checks while behind bars, totaling $2,000, they said.

It appears that Nassar has spent the bulk of that money on himself. Prosecutors said they were told by the US Marshals Service that Nassar had a balance of $2,041.51 in his inmate trust account as of Wednesday. That means more than $10,000 of the money he's received behind bars has already been spent, though the documents did not say what it was spent on.

Inmates can use the money in their prison accounts on commissary items, emails, phone minutes, and video visits, according to one account published by The Marshall Project.

Prosecutors are now asking the court to order the Bureau of Prisons to turn over all of the funds in Nassar's inmate trust account and put it toward the balance he owes his victims and the court for his other special assessment.

Court records show Nassar has fired all his attorneys and is currently representing himself. Insider was not able to contact Nassar for comment.

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