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Long Island Diocese Abuse Victims Creditors Seek $340 Million (1)

Jan. 20, 2023, 4:34 PMUpdated: Jan. 20, 2023, 5:48 PM

Creditors of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre have proposed a bankruptcy exit plan that would provide at least $340 million to resolve child sex abuse claims.

The plan, filed on Thursday by the committee representing abuse victims, calls on the diocese to provide $41 million in cash, and to sell telecommunication licenses and real estate it owns to settle claims. Another $200 million would come from parishes and other insured entities that are not in bankruptcy in exchange for liability releases.

The funds would go to a trust that would be used to compensate alleged abuse victims. More ...