Gallup diocese files plan to compensate abuse victims
March 22, 2016
The Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, has filed a financial reorganization plan, which could enable the diocese to exit bankruptcy.
Most of the funds in the $22M reorganization plan-- which requires the approval of the federal bankruptcy court-- would be earmarked for victims of sexual abuse. A lawyer for the victims said that the financial terms offered are a "fair deal." But he said that the victims would not approve the settlement until the diocese agreed to release the personnel records of accused priests.
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- Gallup Diocese Files Plan to Compensate Abuse Victims (Wall Street Journal)
- Abuse victims demand records from Gallup diocese as part of bankruptcy settlement (CWN, 3/7)
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