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Buffalo diocese hit with RICO suit

August 16, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: A group of 22 plaintiffs has filed suit against the Diocese of Buffalo, New York, under the terms of the federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) statute, charging that the diocese—along with the local Jesuit province and a number of Catholic schools and parishes—engaged in a conspiracy to protect clerical abusers. “All the defendant(s) knew and/or reasonably should have known, and/or knowingly condoned, and/or covered up, the inappropriate and unlawful criminal conduct activities,” the suit charges.

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Aug. 19, 2019 11:46 PM ET USA

    RICO is an over kill but will have to see how it plays out. There is much there that is shameful and many will hopefully pay a price. This but another attempt on destroying the Church and not just the criminals in the Diocese. Don't blame everyone for the acts of a few.