Posted by George T. McCrossin (126.96.36.199) on October 10, 2003 at 11:29:16:
In Reply to: regardless of character style posted by Jan (188.8.131.52) on August 24, 2003 at 15:07:10:
> he said the incident was under investigation, but declined to his time in jail and endure the rigours of further criminal trials
> Attorney Mitchell Garabedian
> Geoghan's case eventually resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement with 86 of his alleged victims.
> Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney for many of Geoghan's alleged victims told Reuters news agency that he was "surprised and shocked" by the former priest's death.
> "Many of my clients would have rather seen Father Geoghan serve out his time in jail and endure the rigours of further criminal trials, so that his paedophile acts could have been exposed further," he said.
> Mr Garabedian said that since 1994 he had been approached by 147 people claiming to have been sexually abused by Geoghan. He said there were outstanding cases against the former priest.
> "The two potential criminal cases that may have been brought forward are now going to be closed, but I don't think the civil cases will be adversely affected by his death," he said.
> Spokesman for the Archdiocese of Boston, the Reverend Christopher Coyne, offered prayers for Geoghan's family, and for the repose of his soul.
>Can anyone provide me a contact phone number or address for Mitchell Garabedian? Thank you for your time and assistance.
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