LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – On Friday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel renewed efforts to gain access to several thousand documents pertaining to the investigation of former Michigan State University doctor, Larry Nassar, from MSU’s new Board of Trustees.

The three page letter asks on behalf of the attorney general’s office and other agencies involved in the investigation including Michigan State Police and others for the new board to deliver the documents so as to “bring a fitting close” to a years-long investigation into Nassar’s case. 

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“Since 2018 the Department has repeatedly called upon the Board of Trustees to release approximately 6,000 documents that were previously withheld under a claim of privilege,” the letter said, “We are again asking the MSU Board of Trustees’ to vote to release the remaining documents our office requested and to fulfill its stated pledge to continue cooperating with the investigation through its conclusion.” 

The letter is to be taken as a “formal request for all records of any investigation” made by MSU in the matter. 

“This request includes, but is not limited to, unredacted copies of any records or work products of any internal investigation provided to MSU…” the letter said. 

Former osteopathic sports physician for USA Gymnastics and MSU Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison for seven counts of felony criminal sexual misconduct of former patients, some of which were minors, as well as 60 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography.  

As of 2021 a settlement was reached between survivors of Nassar and USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympics & Paralympic Committee in  a $380 million financial settlement.  This also came after MSU paid survivors of his while at the university, a $500 million settlement in 2018.  

A final warning in the letter claims that more requests for information are likely to occur.  

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“Finally, please be advised that this is the first of what we anticipate could be additional requests for information. You are advised that all information that might be relevant to this Department’s investigation must be preserved,” the letter said, “If relevant information is lost or destroyed, the Department will determine whether criminal or civil action should be taken related to the destruction of relevant evidence.” 

The MSU Board and the media will receive a final report with findings according to Nessel.