Skip to comments.Banks won't take Fort Hood shooting suspect's paychecks
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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He carried out his mission, didn’t he? So Obama pays him for a job well done.
Yeah... I guess until he is convicted at which time they can fine him everything he has ever been paid and then shoot him.
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 ....
That rushing sound you hear is the river I’m crying for this poor sumbitch.
Rot in Hell murdering moslem.
Oh bullshit, that SOB MUSLIM should have been reduced to E-1 without pay per his commander.
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!!!!
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.
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.
They won’t take his paychecks? Do I denote religious bigotry raising its ugly head yet again?
He’s gotta paid for doing jihad, ya know!
For once, having paper issued that is worthless as a representation of currency is something I can get behind. 100%
I think there is a Nigerian Minister of Interior that can arrange for a transfer of funds.
Best thing I’ve read about Bank of America in years.
Hey I’m a fair minded kind of guy. I’ll redeem them, 10 cents on the dollar.
I think he in also entitled to one last round of military issue ammo.
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.
He will shortly open an account at Credit Agricole Indosuez.
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.
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.
Why is he still living?
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?
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.
I suppose he’ll get an injunction from a sympathetic federal judge soon enough.
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...
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.
"Hang All No Jig"
Says it all for me.
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.
“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?
The on-base Ft Hood National Bank refused to open an account.
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.
I'm sure the earnings can be held by the Army and he can access through his servicing accounting and finance activity.
Kind of a shame it’s not going to happen in Texas State Court. He’d be on the express lane
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.
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.
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.
Prejudice this you murdering dog.
Pay him in pork rinds.
“More like $8000...”
O-4 makes that kind of dough? Not your father’s Army, is it?
But there are PLENTY of witnesses who are quite alive and well who were within feet, if not inches of him during his spree.
POS oughta be finished feeding buzzards last year... why is he still alive?
Adults are no longer in charge
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.
I’ll cash his check.
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.
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).
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.