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$5,000,000 reward...
« on: January 25, 2008, 10:19:26 PM »

Sounds to me like a lot of money for what info he had.... :o :o :o
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$5 Million Reward Sparks Backlash
By MATTHEW LEE,AP
Posted: 2008-01-25 14:03:40
Filed Under: Nation News
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 25) - An instructor at the flight school Zacarias Moussaoui attended before the Sept. 11 attacks is $5 million richer for his efforts to alert authorities - but colleagues say he wasn't the only one sounding an alarm.

Clarence Prevost, 69, got the payout Thursday as part of the State Department's "Rewards for Justice" program, which mainly seeks information about perpetrators or planners of terrorist acts against U.S. interests and citizens abroad.

The ceremony was closed and the State Department wouldn't identify the recipient, in keeping with the policy of the program. But two Bush administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk publicly about the matter, said the reward went to Prevost.

Prevost, a former Navy pilot who goes by the nickname "Clancy," became a key witness at Moussaoui's trial and eventual conviction as a Sept. 11 conspirator, testifying that he urged his bosses at the Pan Am International Flight Academy outside Minneapolis to call the FBI in August 2001 because he was suspicious of Moussaoui, an inexperienced pilot seeking commercial jetliner training.

Prevost said during the trial that he urged flight school officials to call the FBI and one day an agent showed up to ask him questions about Moussaoui.

News of the reward came as a surprise to two other Pan Am flight instructors, Tim Nelson and Hugh Sims, who also have been credited with tipping the FBI to Moussaoui and were honored by the Senate in 2005 with a resolution that commended their "bravery" and "heroism."

Nelson, 47, of St. Paul, Minn., said he planned to contact Minnesota's senators to ask for an explanation of the reward...

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http://news.aol.com/story/_a/5-million-reward-sparks-backlash/20080124220809990001
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Re: $5,000,000 reward...
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 10:32:36 PM »

I was wondering about the same thing.  But at least the got the SOB.
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