LA U.S. Attorney Probing Cardinal in Connection to His Reponse to Child Molestations

Cardinal Roger Mahoney/cbs photo
Cardinal Roger Mahoney/cbs photo

Authorities are still looking for answers to what has clearly been one of the ugliest secrets in American religion. The question is: Who’s more guilty: The ones who committed sex crimes or the ones who covered them up or the ones who allowed them to continue?

By Scott Glover and Jack Leonard
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — The U.S. attorney in Los Angeles has launched a federal grand jury investigation into Cardinal Roger M. Mahony in connection with his response to the molestation of children by priests in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the case.
The probe, in which U.S. Atty. Thomas P. O’Brien is personally involved, is aimed at determining whether Mahony, and possibly other church leaders, committed fraud by failing to adequately deal with priests accused of sexually abusing children, said the sources, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation.
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