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Grand jury targets Cardinal Mahony

January 28, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
U.S. Attorney Thomas O'Brien launched a federal grand jury investigation of Cardinal Roger Mahony, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday afternoon. The Wall Street Journal also reported the story.The investigation targets Cardinal Mahony's involvement in cases of alleged child molestation by L.A. Diocese priests.

No charges were filed in 2002 when the L.A. district attorney's office investigated the archdiocese.

The archdiocese agreed to pay $660 million to 508 people who claimed sexual abuse by priests.

The current investigation, according to the L.A. Times, is focusing on Mahony's handling of priests accused of sexual abuse.


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