|USAID: "No negligence"|
USAID said in a May 22 letter:
In addition, after a thorough review of the available facts, we have found no evidence of any negligence of any employee of USAID that is compensable under the FTCA.Gross was a subcontractor for Development Alternatives, Inc., when Cuban authorities arrested him in December 2009. On Nov. 16, he and his wife, Judy, sued DAI and the federal government for $60 million. Court records in the case are now online (See 62-page PDF).
Court records contain Nov. 16 summons to Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr., and Development Alternatives, Inc., informing them that they have 60 days to answer Gross's complaint.
|Judge James E. Boasberg|
Former Bonesmen include ex-president George H.W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush, Sen. John Kerry, and the late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart.
Boasberg is a Barack Obama appointee who denied Judicial Watch's FOIA request that the photos of Osama bin Laden's body be made public.
According to the judge's biography:
Judge James E. “Jeb” Boasberg was appointed to the District Court in March 2011. Judge Boasberg is a native Washingtonian, having graduated from St. Albans School in 1981. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, in History in 1985 from Yale College, where he also played basketball. Judge Boasberg then received an M.St. in Modern European History from Oxford University in 1986 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1990.
In September 2002, Judge Boasberg became an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court, where he served in the Civil and Criminal Divisions and the Domestic Violence Branch until his appointment to the federal bench in 2011.
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