Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lawsuit for Extorsion goes forward against Legion of Christ in Rhode Island

Maciel, seguimos en televisión


Lawsuit Against Legion Of Christ Catholic Order By Paul Chu Will Move Forward In Rhode Island

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge in Rhode Island has agreed to let a lawsuit move forward against the Roman Catholic religious order the Legion of Christ, turning down an attempt by the disgraced order to end the lawsuit brought over a late Yale University professor's $1 million bequest.
U.S. District Judge Ronald Lagueux signed an order last week to adopt a magistrate judge's recommendation that the lawsuit be allowed to proceed. The decision does not address the merits of Paul Chu's claims, only whether he has standing to sue.
It's the second lawsuit making its way through the courts in Rhode Island that raises questions about how the Legion secured large donation from elderly supporters. The other is in state court and involves around $60 million left by a wealthy widow. It was dismissed because the judge found the woman's niece did not have standing to sue, but a state Supreme Court appeal is pending.
In the federal lawsuit, Chu, the son of retired mechanical engineering professor James Boa-Teh Chu, says his father was wrongly coerced, defrauded and deceived into signing over $1 million to $2 million to the Legion before he died in 2009. He says his father, who lived in East Providence, R.I., was led to believe the Legion's founder, the late Rev. Marcial Maciel, was a saint, even as the Vatican was investigating serious sexual abuse allegations about him.
The Legion has said everything was handled appropriately and denies the allegations. A spokesman for the group did not immediately return a call seeking comment in Thursday.
Chu's father was a member of the Legion's lay movement, Regnum Christi.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

TV Program: Role of the Irish in the Legion of Christ -Investigative Report

                                          At the Diplomat Hotel, Mexico City a few years ago with my wife, accompanied by Chief whistle blower, Jose Barba (standing) and Saul Barrales, another early Legionary (seated right), both Mexicans formally accused Maciel time and time again of sexual and other abuses.

"Myself" and other former and active members of the Legion of Christ were interviewed by Irish TV Host Mick Peelo for his very well researched investigative report on the history of the Legion in Ireland, its expansion in the world, the role of the Irish in Ireland, US, Mexico, Rome...

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