The Post story goes on to state people familiar with the event say the American representative signed the agreement to pay the medical expenses as per instructions from President Trump. The bill was then apparently sent to the Treasury Department, where it was unpaid through 2017. According to CNN, the bill still remains unpaid with sources saying America does not give money to a terrorist or terrorist regime.
Warmbier, who grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming, was detained in Pyongyang in 2015 for allegedly stealing a state propaganda poster while on a tour of the country and was sentenced to 15 years hard labor. He was in a coma when arrived home at Lunken Airport in June 2017. It’s unclear what led to his comatose state and Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco told reporters in 2017 knowing what exactly led to his condition may be impossible. Warmbier passed away six days after returning home.