Senior Administration Official: We Expect We Will Have to Pay the Bill for Ray Davis’s Freedom, and We Will

By Kristina

Mar 16, 2011 11:56am

A senior administration official tells ABC News that “there was no formal quid pro quo arrangement” for the $1.4 million pay to the families of the two Pakistani men killed by CIA contractor Ray Davis since the Pakistani government “reached a deal under Islamic law with the families.”

That said, the official says, “the contours of that deal are unclear at this time though there’s every expectation that the US government will receive a bill for the money paid to the families.”

And will the US pay that bill?

“Yes,” the official says.

Davis was today in Pakistan formally indicted on two counts of murder and weapons charge, but the charges were dropped consistent with Pakistani law and Islamic law.

-Jake Tapper

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