Nidal Hasan (Jail photo)
DALLAS (September 17, 2013)—Former Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, 42, collected nearly $300,000 in military pay while awaiting trial for the November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, but his attorney says nearly all of it was given to charity, likely making inaccessible to his victims.
Hasan's civil attorney, John Galligan, wouldn't disclose any information about the charities or provide proof that donations were been made.
An Army spokesman says the military can't get the money back because Hasan, like any other service member charged with a crime, continued to receive his salary before his conviction.
Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death last month for killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in the Nov. 5, 2009 attack at the post’s Soldier Readiness Center.
Some surviving victims are still struggling to find jobs or pay medical bills.