Thursday, July 15, 2010

Disgraced bishop pled the Fifth for 3 hours

Disgraced bishop pled the Fifth for 3 hours
July 15, 2010
Bishop Thomas Dupré, who resigned from his position in 2004 and was later indicted on charges of raping two boys when he was a parish priest, pled the Fifth Amendment for three hours during a recent deposition. Andrew Nicastro has filed suit against the former bishop of Springfield (Massachusetts), alleging that he failed to supervise an abusive priest, Alfred Graves, who was laicized in 2006.

Attorneys for the bishop and Mr. Nicastro argued before a judge on July 14 about whether the video deposition should be made public. “The spectacle of three-plus hours of the man being deposed and taking the Fifth Amendment should not be published at this time,” the bishop’s attorney told the judge in the case. “It will only serve to cause him embarrassment, harassment, or perhaps worse. This will be on the Internet by tomorrow night.”