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Foley family says was 'threatened' by U.S. official over ransom - ABC

Sep 13, 2014    

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of murdered American journalist James Foley says it was threatened by a U.S. official who warned that family members could be charged with supporting terrorism if they paid a ransom to his Islamist captors, ABC News reported on Friday.ABC News quoted Foley's mother and brother as saying a military officer working for President Barack Obama's National Security Council had told them several times that they could face criminal charges if they paid a ransom. The White House refused to discuss conversations that the family had with officials, but said they inv...

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