Pulse survivor: Audit needed before $29m pay-out

2016-09-27 17:31
Mourners embrace as they visit a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Pulse Orlando nightclub massacre. (David Goldman, AP)

Mourners embrace as they visit a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Pulse Orlando nightclub massacre. (David Goldman, AP)

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Orlando - A patron who survived the Pulse nightclub massacre in Florida wants a temporary stop to the distribution of money raised for the victims until an audit is done.

Jillian Amador filed a petition for a temporary injunction as the funds are set to be distributed on Tuesday.

The OneOrlando fund has raised $29.5m for the victims of the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

Forty-nine people were killed and another 53 patrons were hospitalised after Omar Mateen opened fire at the gay nightclub in Orlando.

The money will be distributed to 299 claimants.

Fund administrators say they will conduct an audit in the weeks after the money is distributed.

But Amador says in there should be an audit of the OneOrlando fund before the money is distributed.

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