LA Cardinal Mahony Target of Federal Probe

US Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien is looking into whether Roger Cardinal Mahony of Los Angeles can be charged with honest services fraud in connection with the priest sexual abuse cases in the Archdiocese. However, O’Brien has declined comment and has refused to acknowledge such an investigation exists.
The “honest services” fraud charge concerns parishioners and others who relied on such Catholic leaders as Mahony to keep their children safe from predatory priests who abused numerous children in the Archdiocese for many, many years.
Allegations of mishandling and covering-up sexual abuse matters have dogged Cardinal Mahony for years. A few years ago, Mahony and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles setted more than 500 claims by paying $660 million.