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Banks won't take Fort Hood shooting suspect's paychecks
statesman.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | Jeremy Schwartz

Posted on 07/30/2010 10:13:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog

As he sits in the Bell County Jail, accused of the Nov. 5 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead, Maj. Nidal Hasan continues to receive his monthly U.S. Army paycheck, which based on his rank and experience is probably more than $6,000.

That's standard procedure for soldiers who are confined before military trial, according to Army officials.

But Hasan, charged with a shooting spree that shocked the country, is not a standard defendant. And he's having a hard time finding a bank to take his money.

According to his civilian attorney John Galligan , Bank of America notified Hasan last month that it was closing his account and no area bank so far has agreed to open an account for the Army psychiatrist. Military regulations require soldiers to be paid through direct deposit, making a bank account indispensable.

"I think it's just another example of the prejudice that he's been exposed to," Galligan said. "It's money that he's entitled to, that he has a right to."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: fthood; hasan; muslimshooter; nationalsecurityfail
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He's still getting paid???
1 posted on 07/30/2010 10:13:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

He carried out his mission, didn’t he? So Obama pays him for a job well done.


2 posted on 07/30/2010 10:16:12 PM PDT by kevao
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To: smokingfrog

Yeah... I guess until he is convicted at which time they can fine him everything he has ever been paid and then shoot him.


3 posted on 07/30/2010 10:16:27 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: smokingfrog
""I think it's just another example of the prejudice that he's been exposed to," Galligan said. "It's money that he's entitled to, that he has a right to."

Uhhh .. Johnnie ... he's getting a piece of paper ... not money.

It is the absolute right of any bank to refuse questionable paper.

YOU know the routine ... the check's in the mail and I won't ....

4 posted on 07/30/2010 10:17:47 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: smokingfrog

That rushing sound you hear is the river I’m crying for this poor sumbitch.

Rot in Hell murdering moslem.


5 posted on 07/30/2010 10:21:06 PM PDT by upchuck (Our margin of victory this November MUST ALWAYS BE greater than their margin of fraud.)
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To: smokingfrog

Oh bullshit, that SOB MUSLIM should have been reduced to E-1 without pay per his commander.


6 posted on 07/30/2010 10:23:13 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: smokingfrog
There has to be another reason. B of A would never decline a deposit of your Government check. They would discontinue servicing your written checks and insist you come to the branch in person to make cash withdrawals, with could be inconvenient for a paralyzed puke in the Army stockade.
7 posted on 07/30/2010 10:23:19 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m sure the folks who drone on and on about Abu Grahbe and Gitmo will be screaming about this soon enough. DAMN YOU AMERIKKKA!!!!


8 posted on 07/30/2010 10:24:14 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: knarf

Can’t find a bank anywhere in the Yewess of Aye to process the things? I thought there were more than enough banks in the hands of demon-rats and Moose-slims to address this issue. What’s the worse that happens, the gummit gets an order to vacuum the funds back out.


9 posted on 07/30/2010 10:28:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: smokingfrog

My guess is the banks don’t want to be caught in the middle when he starts trying to wire money out of the country... to perhaps help his buddies in Saudi Arabia/Afghanistan/etc.


10 posted on 07/30/2010 10:29:58 PM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: smokingfrog

They won’t take his paychecks? Do I denote religious bigotry raising its ugly head yet again?


11 posted on 07/30/2010 10:30:52 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: smokingfrog

He’s gotta paid for doing jihad, ya know!


12 posted on 07/30/2010 10:33:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: smokingfrog
World's Smallest Violin
13 posted on 07/30/2010 10:33:30 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

For once, having paper issued that is worthless as a representation of currency is something I can get behind. 100%

Ooorah.


14 posted on 07/30/2010 10:35:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

I think there is a Nigerian Minister of Interior that can arrange for a transfer of funds.


15 posted on 07/30/2010 10:38:41 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: smokingfrog

Best thing I’ve read about Bank of America in years.


16 posted on 07/30/2010 10:41:44 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Good night. I expect more respect tomorrow - Danny H (RIP))
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To: smokingfrog

Pay-Backs....


17 posted on 07/30/2010 10:42:14 PM PDT by LifeChoice
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To: smokingfrog

Hey I’m a fair minded kind of guy. I’ll redeem them, 10 cents on the dollar.


18 posted on 07/30/2010 10:43:54 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: smokingfrog

I think he in also entitled to one last round of military issue ammo.


19 posted on 07/30/2010 10:46:19 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: smokingfrog
"I think it's just another example of the prejudice that he's been exposed to," Galligan said. "It's money that he's entitled to, that he has a right to."

It's much too sad, serious to laugh out loud at what is an utter parody of the truth the likes only of a scum-sucking snake-pit such as CAIR could utter with a straight face.

20 posted on 07/30/2010 10:48:01 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: smokingfrog

He will shortly open an account at Credit Agricole Indosuez.


21 posted on 07/30/2010 10:52:20 PM PDT by golux
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To: smokingfrog

Hey, it’s the banks (BoD) prerogative to extend or not to extend banking privileges for the cowardly assassin. Good for the bank. His life should be made very difficult, very very difficult.


22 posted on 07/30/2010 10:55:44 PM PDT by Ron H. ("Those Who Forget History Are Doomed to Repeat It" - George Santayana, U.S. philosopher, poet)
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To: smokingfrog

From working in banking, my guess is that he has been identified under FinCen (either part of or similiar to the patriot act) as a “potential” terrorist and the bank may not be able to conduct business for him.

The fines are huge and you can face jail time if you get caught doing business with someone on the list. The other interesting part would be if it was someone else besides the government sendinh him money, they could be in serious trouble.


23 posted on 07/30/2010 10:57:46 PM PDT by gunnut
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To: smokingfrog

Why is he still living?


24 posted on 07/30/2010 11:00:04 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (posted a total of 1,459,999 threads and 8,556,999 replies.)
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To: smokingfrog
Gotta love this:

He was especially angry that Fort Hood National Bank also refused, he said.

"In its unique position as the one major bank on post, with access to all of the soldiers, they turned us down too," Galligan said. "Well, give me a break. How many other people pending a court-martial, still presumed to be innocent, does the bank say, 'Hey, we're not going to do business with you?

25 posted on 07/30/2010 11:00:44 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sure I've heard of grits. I just never actually *seen* a grit before.)
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To: smokingfrog

I suppose there’s a remote possibility this guy might be found not guilty by reason of insanity (ironic for a purported shrink), in which case what, he goes on disability payments?

I’m sure Bummer will nudge and wink some banker he knows if the locals all give the shooter (”shooting suspect”? come ON) the cold shoulder.


26 posted on 07/30/2010 11:00:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: gunnut

I suppose he’ll get an injunction from a sympathetic federal judge soon enough.


27 posted on 07/30/2010 11:02:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: smokingfrog
"I think it's just another example of the prejudice that he's been exposed to," Galligan said. "It's money that he's I'm entitled to, that he has I have a right to."

Fixed it.

28 posted on 07/30/2010 11:03:15 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

I think there is a Nigerian Minister of Interior that can arrange for a transfer of funds.”

Funny you say that...I just got an email from him...nice fella wants to give me 15.6 million dollars...


29 posted on 07/30/2010 11:03:32 PM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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To: Grampa Dave; ASA Vet; OldDeckHand
Add this to the 'I could care less' file.....ping

Hope this is an indication of 'change'.
30 posted on 07/30/2010 11:05:31 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: smokingfrog

More like $8000 depending on the VHA.

Next thing they’ll say is he should get the Combat Action Badge and the Purple Heart.

He should have been hanged months ago.


31 posted on 07/30/2010 11:17:33 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: smokingfrog
The letters in the name John Galligan can be rearranged to spell:

"Hang All No Jig"

Says it all for me.

Cheers!

32 posted on 07/30/2010 11:20:24 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: kevao

He’ll sue the banks for discrimination and Obama will sign an E.O. forcing banks to cash terrorist’s checks.. Ooops, did I say “terrorists”?.. Sorry Obama.


33 posted on 07/30/2010 11:33:44 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: smokingfrog

“He’s still getting paid???”

Doesn’t that just FROST you? Will he have to return it all after his conviction? Why is he in a civilian jail? There are banks exclusively for the military, so the BoA/local banks story seems unbelievable. And where is he supposed to spend it, on that lawyer?


34 posted on 07/30/2010 11:34:50 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

The on-base Ft Hood National Bank refused to open an account.


35 posted on 07/30/2010 11:38:42 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sure I've heard of grits. I just never actually *seen* a grit before.)
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To: smokingfrog

Hasan is still getting checks.. He’s doing much better than his victims and MILLIONS of unemployed Americans. What a joke. Is there really any doubt he committed this crime? “Suspect” my azz.


36 posted on 07/30/2010 11:38:59 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: smokingfrog
"I think it's just another example of the prejudice that he's been exposed to," Galligan said. "It's money that he's entitled to, that he has a right to."

I'm sure the earnings can be held by the Army and he can access through his servicing accounting and finance activity.

37 posted on 07/30/2010 11:40:46 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: historyrepeatz

Kind of a shame it’s not going to happen in Texas State Court. He’d be on the express lane


38 posted on 07/30/2010 11:41:10 PM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: smokingfrog
If soldiers are required to be paid by Direct Check, then he should already have an account somewhere. What did he do with that one? Did he maybe close the account prior to going on his murder spree as another sign of his premeditation, er, I mean, insanity?

I'll bet no bank wants an account with him because they don't want to be picketed or boycotted.

Or maybe they are scared of the banking straightjacket that Bammy and the Dems just passed forcing them to do something that will lose them money.

39 posted on 07/30/2010 11:45:52 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: historyrepeatz

Well, the MSM always say that crimes are “alleged” and that someone is a “suspect” until convicted in a court. I know it strains believeability because all of those people are dead. They aren’t allegedly dead, they are actually dead. But we’re not supposed to say for certain why they are dead until the trial is over and a judgement rendered.


40 posted on 07/30/2010 11:47:08 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Ready4Freddy

But it’s direct deposit. Theoretically, couldn’t he bank thru USAA or any of a number of banks? Why does it matter where the bank is.. you get direct deposit and a bank card what more would he need? It’s not as if Hasan will be needing to shop at WalMart any time soon.

I think the real problem is that he’s on a “potential” terrorist list, and no bank would take the chance of doing business with him.


41 posted on 07/30/2010 11:48:51 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: smokingfrog

‘prejudice’

Prejudice this you murdering dog.

Pay him in pork rinds.


42 posted on 07/30/2010 11:50:33 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: BIGLOOK

“More like $8000...”

O-4 makes that kind of dough? Not your father’s Army, is it?


43 posted on 07/30/2010 11:50:36 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Don't be a wise a**.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

But there are PLENTY of witnesses who are quite alive and well who were within feet, if not inches of him during his spree.


44 posted on 07/30/2010 11:56:51 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: smokingfrog

POS oughta be finished feeding buzzards last year... why is he still alive?

Adults are no longer in charge

TT


45 posted on 07/31/2010 12:03:14 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: kbennkc

I’m in agreement that the entire story hasn’t been told on this. B of A doesn’t typically decline your membership, unless you’ve done something screwy with your account and justified being terminated.

But I’ll offer this suggestion. If the Major in question...had used the banking services to send cash to questionable sources...possibly illegal Islamic charities...either in the US or outside of the US, and this came out in the investigation...then that would suffice for termination.

I’m thinking that’s what the Major did. But the other interesting thing here...is that you could end up on a ‘black list’ of sorts...and banks don’t have to open an account for you. It would be difficult for a guy to survive in such circumstances, and the US Army would have to hand the guy cash, and then hold it for the prisoner in question.

With bank failures going into fourth gear...it might be amusing in the next three years to find folks with bad financial records who simply won’t be accepted for accounts unless they agree to significant fees.


46 posted on 07/31/2010 12:11:53 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: smokingfrog

I’ll cash his check.


47 posted on 07/31/2010 12:14:18 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: EDINVA

My comment was in response to your “There are banks exclusively for the military, so the BoA/local banks story seems unbelievable.”

Sounds like the BoA/local bans story may have some merit. Which is OK w/ me, of course.


48 posted on 07/31/2010 12:34:14 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sure I've heard of grits. I just never actually *seen* a grit before.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Best thing I’ve read about Bank of America in years.

Totally off-topic, but I agree. They're an awful bank -- terrible service, terrible procedures, terrible products. If they weren't one of the few Banks which is physically accessible in pretty much EVERY single State, I don't know how they'd stay in business. I guess you have to pay (and get nickel-and-dimed on EVERYTHING) for convenience.

(Says the Bank of America customer who, while he does most of his business with a local community bank, still keeps his BoA account open -- because he occasionally needs access to his accounts in different States. sigh).

49 posted on 07/31/2010 12:44:39 AM PDT by Christian_Capitalist (Taxation over 10% is Tyranny -- 1 Samuel 8:17)
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To: kevao
He carried out his mission, didn’t he? So Obama pays him for a job well done.

Yep. Major Hasan definitely captured the world's imagination, murdering 13 unarmed, unsuspecting American soldiers. That's Zero's mission, after all, putting America in its place among the nations of that there world.

50 posted on 07/31/2010 12:49:23 AM PDT by cynwoody
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