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Telephone Line and Internet Web Page Established to Assist Victims in United States v. Russell Wasendorf, Sr.

October 15, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa has established a dedicated telephone line and a page on its website to provide case updates and other information for victims in the case of United States v. Russell Wasendorf, Sr.

Under the Crime Victims Rights Act (Title 18, United States Code, Section 3771), victims of federal crimes are entitled to notification of certain court proceedings. On October 5, 2012, Chief United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade approved a victim notification procedure to be used by the United States Attorney’s Office in the criminal case of United States v. Russell Wasendorf, Sr. The goal of the procedure is to provide victims with timely and accurate information about the criminal case and their rights under the law.

Victims can call the Victim Information Line at (319) 297-3711 to hear a recorded message providing the latest updates on the case. Victims can also view the Victim Witness Assistance link on the United States Attorney’s website to receive updated case information. The website provides victims with information about their statutory rights and includes links to various court documents in the case. The website can be found at



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