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Mich. AG closes Larry Nassar inquiry after MSU refuses to release documents related to case

Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar addresses the court during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court on January 24, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for sexually abusing scores of young girls under the guise of medical treatment. "I've just signed your death warrant," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said as she handed down the sentence after a week of gut-wrenching testimony by over 150 of Nassar's victims. / AFP PHOTO / JEFF KOWALSKY (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar addresses the court during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court on January 24, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan.  Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for sexually abusing scores of young girls under the guise of medical treatment. "I've just signed your death warrant," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said as she handed down the sentence after a week of gut-wrenching testimony by over 150 of Nassar's victims.  / AFP PHOTO / JEFF KOWALSKY        (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar addressed the court during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court on January 24, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

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The Michigan attorney general closed an inquiry into disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar after Michigan State University refused to turn over thousands of documents.

Reports on Friday detailed the AG’s announcement, as the office used “every legal mechanism available” to secure around 6,000 documents from the school.

MSU declined to provide the documents, citing attorney-client privilege.

The AG’s office was investigating how Nassar, who worked with the school as a doctor, was able to abuse more than 150 women, and how much the university was aware about.

“It’s my belief that all survivors of sex assault should have access to justice,” state Rep. Julie Brixie (D-Mich.) said. “By withholding these 6,000 documents, MSU is not allowing everyone to have the justice that they deserve.”

The AG’s office also noted “incredible disappointment” that its work ended this way.

Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct back in 2017 and was sentenced 40 to 175 years in prison.

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