Lawmakers: Osama Bin Laden Bounty Money Should Go To 9/11 Victims

3:56 PM, May 8, 2011   |    comments
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-- Two New York lawmakers say the bounty offered for the capture or killing of Osama Bin Laden should go to 9/11 Victims and First Responders.

Congress had originally offered $27 million as a reward for Bin Laden's capture after the September 11th attacks. In 2004, the bounty reward was raised to $50 million. 

Congressman Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler want the full $50 million to go to organizations that help September 11 victims and their families.

The bounty reward may never be dispersed to any one individual since the information used to kill bin Laden was gathered by government employees and through government channels.

 

CBS

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