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Taken Questions
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 10, 2001

Terrorism: Rewards for Justice Program (Taken Questions)

Question: What are you referring to when you say "$8 million paid in 22 cases?"

Answer: $8 million has been paid to 22 individuals who have provided information under the Rewards for Justice Program.

 Question: Can two people split a reward by working together to provide information?

Answer: More than one person can receive a reward for providing information on the same case. Rewards payments are determined on a case-by-case basis by the State Department-chaired interagency committee that oversees the program.

 Question: Is this the same fund that would have been used for Milosevic?

Answer: No. The Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service account, authorized under Section 4 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as amended, is used for the payments of rewards related to international terrorism, narcotics related activities, and war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.


Released on October 11, 2001

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