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By David Klepper, The Stream, September 6, 2018
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state Thursday as part of a broadening civil investigation into the handling of sex abuse allegations by church leaders.
The subpoenas seek documents relating to abuse allegations, payments to victims or findings from internal church investigations, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly.
Church leaders vowed to work with Underwood’s civil investigation — and any potential criminal investigations to come.
“Our diocese will cooperate with any investigation initiated by the New York Attorney General or district attorney,” said George Richert, spokesman for the Buffalo diocese.
The subpoenas were issued to the Archdiocese of New York in New York City as well as the dioceses of Albany, Brooklyn, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Ogdensburg and Rockville Center….continued…. stream.org/source-ny-catholic-dioceses-subpoenaed-sex-abuse-probe/