Michigan Man Wants $25M Reward for Osama Raid

He says he told FBI where bin Laden was hiding

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Nov 1, 2013 5:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Michigan man claims he tipped federal investigators to the location of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan years before his killing and is seeking the $25 million reward. A letter obtained by the AP from a law firm representing Grand Rapids resident Tom Lee says the 63-year-old gem merchant reported the location of bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in 2003. The letter sent by the Loevy & Loevy law firm to FBI Director James Comey in August says a Pakistani intelligence agent told Lee that he escorted bin Laden and his family from Peshawar to Abbottabad. The FBI didn't immediately comment.

This undated file photo shows Osama bin Laden.
This undated file photo shows Osama bin Laden.   (AP Photo, File)
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