Bounty For Bin Laden Goes Unclaimed, Prize Already Awarded

Under a special program started by Congress back in 1984, the U.S. government has paid $100 million to dozens of people who helped bring international terrorists to justice. But the reward for the most notorious terrorist of all — Osama bin Laden — could go unclaimed.

The State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program had a $27 million bounty on bin Laden. Oficials removed bin Laden from their list Monday after confirmation of his death at the hands of U.S. troops.

At a news briefing, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was circumspect about the case.

“Given the importance of confidentiality to the Rewards for Justice program, I cannot comment at all on whether anyone has been nominated for a reward in this or any other case,” she told reporters.

Clinton added I believe the award has already been given for his capture.

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