Compensation expert to oversee Orlando donation funds


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The attorney who oversaw the distribution of donations after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing and the BP oil spill compensation fund will now handle the fund for victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a news release Friday that Kenneth R. Feinberg will work with the OneOrlando fund and with the National Compassion Fund. The National Compassion Fund is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, a nonprofit group dedicated to assisting mass shooting victims.

As part of the plan, two town hall meetings will be held in August to get feedback from the victims’ families, survivors and the Orlando community.

Omar Mateen opened fire at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, leaving 49 people dead and 53 injured.

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