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Student Forgotten in DEA Cell Gets $4.1M Payout

He nearly died during 5 days with no food, water

(Newser) - A UC San Diego student has been awarded a settlement that amounts to $820,000 for each of the hellish five days he spent forgotten in a DEA interrogation room with no food, water, or toilet facilities . The Department of Justice approved the $4.1 settlement with Daniel Chong, whose...

Student Forgotten in DEA Cell Wants $20M

Daniel Chong's treatment 'torture,' lawyers say

(Newser) - The five days Daniel Chong spent, forgotten and with no access to food or water , in a DEA cell "constitute torture," his lawyers say in a claim filed yesterday. Chong seeks up to $20 million in compensation for the incident, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "The deprivation...

Student Left in DEA Cell: I Had to Drink Own Urine

Daniel Chong recounts horrifying DEA experience

(Newser) - A UC San Diego student who was left, apparently forgotten, in a 5'x10' Drug Enforcement Agency cell for five days says he had to drink his own urine to survive. Daniel Chong, 23, was at a friend's house to celebrate 4/20 when DEA agents raided the residence and...

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