The widow of a man who died during the 2001 anthrax attacks has been awarded an undisclosed amount in her wrongful death lawsuit against the United States government.
She claims the government acted negligently in securing the anthrax disease at a military laboratory. An investigation by the FBI concluded that an Army scientist was responsible for mailing anthrax-laced letters to senators and members of the media.
Her husband was the first of five people to die from the attacks. He was a tabloid photography editor and was exposed to the disease after a letter was sent to the publishing office of the National Enquirer.