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Chris Dorner

$1 Million Reward ...

Big Loophole

2/13/2013 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Several private citizens were instrumental in cornering cop killer Christopher Dorner ... but there may be a gigantic loophole preventing any of them from collecting the loot.

There are 3 rewards.  The Mayor of L.A. announced a $1 million reward -- funded by private groups -- for information leading to the "capture and conviction" of Dorner.  Big problem -- technically speaking, Dorner must be both captured AND convicted to trigger the reward.

The L.A. City Council offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to "the identification, apprehension, and conviction" of Dorner.  Again ... no conviction.   City Council sources tell us there's already a disagreement between the Legislative Analyst and the City Attorney over how to interpret the reward language.

And finally ... the L.A. County Board of Supervisors offered a $100,000 reward for information "leading to the capture of Christopher Dorner."  One source at the Board of Supervisors tells TMZ,  "Dorner was cornered but not captured."

Translation ... technically speaking, no one may be entitled to the reward.  It's unclear if the Mayor, the City Council and the Board of Supervisors will bend the rules.

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136.

Duh    

Classic "bait and switch". They had no intention of paying in the first place, they just wanted help in locating him because they already knew they were going to KILL HIM!!

581 days ago
137.

Edward 805    

Stupid pigs their just trying to come up with excuses not to pay the money.

581 days ago
138.

Apatrop    

Do they want to give people another reason to not help police?

581 days ago
139.

Dave    

Lets see how many people next time will give a BLEEP about someone killing police and their families...the only reason to assist the police would be the reward money.

581 days ago
140.

piar razon    

So why did they initially say "leading to the capture OR arrest of the subject?" Clearly capture includes cornering him in a wood cabin and burning him to the ground!

581 days ago
141.

candace    

I'm not really shocked.

581 days ago
142.

Danny    

loophole yea right, should be scam or lie, to people to get them to help,,for one they did not want this guy alive,,anyone could see that,they did not want him in court, next time they post reward and you know where the person is tll them you want the money first,,so if the kill him you still got paid, lol

581 days ago
143.

albert    

that's what you get for believeing a pig

581 days ago
144.

Hansi    

How many others saw this coming? Raise your hand!

581 days ago
145.

ed    

The reward money should be spread out among the children that are going to grow up minus a parent because of that Jack A$$....

581 days ago
146.

RAMPA    

NO wonder the fire and shoot to kill scenario

581 days ago
147.

eric    

Lesson of the day...It doesn't pay to be a rat!

581 days ago
148.

Martha    

Crooked cops..

581 days ago
149.

tamtam    

People should know that rewards are RARELY ever paid out by police departments! That is a known fact. They offer rewards so you will do their job for them and put your life at risk. You have to sue these police departments to ever collect the money. It is sad but true.

581 days ago
150.

Sonja    

Typical, since they knew damn well there was never going to be any 'capture'.

581 days ago
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