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Prosecutors fight to stop San Bernardino shooter's family from getting $250,00

By MMR follow MMR   2016 May 31, 5:41pm 1,398 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


The federal government is suing to stop the family of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook from collecting more than $250,000 in life insurance payments from his death.

In a complaint seeking the seizure of the money Tuesday, the government alleges that the proceeds from Farook’s two policies are derived from a terrorist act.

“Terrorists must not be permitted to provide for their designated beneficiaries through their crimes,” said U.S. Atty. Eileen Decker in a statement. “My office intends to explore every legal option available to us to ensure these funds are made available to the victims of this horrific crime. We will continue to use every tool available to seek justice on behalf of the victims of the San Bernardino terrorist attacks.”

San Bernardino shooting victims: Who they were
San Bernardino shooting victims: Who they were
Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on San Bernardino County workers at a holiday party Dec. 2, killing 14 and injuring 22 others.

Authorities say that Farook and a friend, Enrique Marquez Jr., had been planning a terrorist attack since 2011. Marquez was indicted in December on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, lying about the rifle purchases, marriage fraud and lying on a visa application. He has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial next year.

Amid the planning, prosecutors allege, Farook in 2012 obtained a $25,000 life insurance policy after he began working with the county, then a second one for $250,000 in 2013. For both policies, Farook listed his mother, Rafia Farook, as the beneficiary.

Growing up, Rafia Farook often had to turn to her children to intervene when her marriage turned violent, court records show.

In 2006 divorce filings, she said her husband of 24 years was physically and verbally abusive. She referred to him as a negligent alcoholic and said his hostility had forced her and the children to move out.

Later, in multiple requests for domestic-violence protection, the mother detailed the maltreatment she said she encountered and that her children witnessed: Her husband — also named Syed — dropped a TV on her while he was intoxicated. Another time, he pushed her toward a car. After a drunken slumber, he shouted expletives and threw dishes in the kitchen.

"Inside the house he tried to hit me. My daughter came in between to save me," she said about one incident.

She also said her husband was suicidal and described a February 2008 incident when he threatened to kill himself. She called her husband's brother in Chicago, who notified local police. They alerted Riverside authorities, who arrived at the home. Her husband was placed in a county hospital for a 72-hour observation period, she said.

In April 2008, Rafia Farook halted divorce proceedings. But one month later, she filed a petition for legal separation, citing irreconcilable differences. Her husband, she said in court papers, had not held a steady job for "a long time." They divorced earlier this year.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-bernardino-attack-life-insurance-lawsuit-20160531-snap-story.html

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1   Strategist   ignore (2)   2016 May 31, 6:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MMR says

“Terrorists must not be permitted to provide for their designated beneficiaries through their crimes,” said U.S. Atty. Eileen Decker in a statement. “My office intends to explore every legal option available to us to ensure these funds are made available to the victims of this horrific crime. We will continue to use every tool available to seek justice on behalf of the victims of the San Bernardino terrorist attacks.”

One option would be to sue the hell out of that terrorist family, and make them spend all their money on lawyers. I'd rather the lawyer vultures get that money.

2   Strategist   ignore (2)   2016 May 31, 6:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ironman says

Many life insurance policies have a waiting period of a few years before they pay out on a suicide...

What? Then what's the point of committing suicide.

3   Shaman   ignore (3)   2016 May 31, 7:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The authorities should bulldoze his parents respective houses like they do in Israel. Then kick them back to whatever BFE country they came from. As a lesson, a warning to future Islamic "heroes."


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