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Despite Not Owning It, DOJ Asks For Money To Renovate 'Gitmo North'


"We have not spent any money acquiring it, we have looked at what it will take to acquire it," Assistant Attorney General for Administration Lee Lofthus told reporters Monday.

"We're still hopeful money will come to enable us to acquire it, but as of this sitting we do not have the money to acquire it," Lofthus said. "In this year's budget we have zero to acquire it, we have $66.9 million to renovate it and start the activation of it."

Lofthus said the reason they requested the money for renovation and activation of the facility in the 2012 fiscal year budget request is that they hope to own it by the time fiscal year 2012 rolls around.