Sacramento lawyer sues Catholic Church leaders for fraud in sex-abuse scandal

From the Sacramento Bee:

A Sacramento attorney is trying an unusual tactic in the ongoing litigation over clergy sexual abuse: He is suing California Catholic Church leaders for fraud and negligence….

George said the suits are based on the church not doing what the church leaders promised.

“These guys did what their church encouraged them to do – they reported the abuse and they were told that these priests were going to be removed. They weren’t,” said George. “They were duped.”

George filed suit against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles last week. He also filed a suit alleging fraud in April in Fresno.

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