NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images New York attorney John McQuillan said he believes the lottery win of his client, who is currently in the federal detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, is worth up to $50.1 million, which could put him in the top 10 percent of the US population.
McQuillant told The New York Times the $50 million figure, which he called an inflated figure, was based on a $1 million-plus prize from the federal Lottery Corporation of America.
The lawyer is the first member of his legal team to have won a lottery ticket in a federal prison.
He has also won a prize from a charity in his native Australia.
Mcquillant said he expects to spend the next couple of weeks fighting to keep his client out of Guantáamo.
He said his client will be charged with espionage, but would not say what that charge might be.
McQUILLANT: I believe the government has no intent to return him to us.
He is a dangerous individual.
I think he’s being targeted because of his actions.
He should be released and given an opportunity to show the world what kind of person he is.
We want to make sure he gets the justice he deserves.
But he’s a dangerous person.
NICHOLIS KAMm/AFP for The New YorkerMcQuills victory came as a result of a legal battle with the US government over his client’s visa application.
The lawsuit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which has sued on behalf of several Guantanamo detainees.
The ACLU says McQuills application was delayed and denied.
McGovern is a New York native who has spent the past three decades working for the Department of Justice, including as a special agent in charge of its New York field office.
McDonalds has defended the US military’s use of solitary confinement, which is a form of isolation used in prisons and detention facilities across the country, and has said the practice violates international law.
The New Yorker also published a story last month about an alleged rape by a guard at Guantanomo Bay.
In that story, McDonalds said he had no knowledge of the alleged rape.
McMcDonald is a veteran of the military and was a member of the New York City Police Department from 1988 to 1991.
He served in the Marine Corps and Navy, and he was a commander of the Joint Staff during the Vietnam War.
McTrump said in a statement that he has known McQurillan for over a decade and is very proud of his achievements.
He added that the victory is a huge step forward for the US-Cuba relationship, and the world will learn more about McQuillin and his extraordinary service to his country.
McQILLANT is the second member of McQualls team to win a lottery win, joining attorney Christopher Ziegler.
McQuiller also won an $800,000 prize from an Australian lottery company last month.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.