House Oversight Committee Launches Probe of Nassar Scandal

Larry Nassar is led from the courtroom after being sentenced by Judge Janice Cunningham to 40 to 125 years in prison for three counts of criminal sexual assault in Eaton County Circuit Court on Feb. 5, 2018, in Charlotte, Michigan. Scott Olson/Getty Images

A third committee in Congress is launching an investigation into the Larry Nassar scandal.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced the probe Thursday. It sent letters to the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University, the Twistars gymnastics club in Michigan and the Korolyi Ranch.

More than 150 women and girls testified in court that disgraced doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused them.

(Published Monday, Feb. 5, 2018)

The probe is the third inquiry opened in Congress, joining the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a subcommittee of the Senate's commerce committee. Those two panels want information by Friday.

Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York says Congress must investigate the "systemic failure" that enabled Nassar to sexually abuse girls for so long.

Randall Margraves, the father of three young women who say they were abused by Larry Nassar, lunged at the ex-doctor during a court appearance on Friday. He was placed in handcuffs and escorted out, after telling the judge "I want that son of a b----." 

(Published Friday, Feb. 2, 2018)

Nassar worked at Michigan State University and was team doctor for female Olympic gymnasts. He's serving decades in prison for sexual assault and possession of child pornography.

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