Bankruptcy trustees, attorney grill abbey’s leader

The Globe Gazette

By DENNIS MAGEE For The Globe Gazette
GALESBURG, Ill. – A pair of federal bankruptcy trustees and a private attorney grilled the leader of the Buchanan Abbey under oath Friday afternoon.

The creditors meeting in the Knox County Courthouse was designed to determine what assets Ryan St. Anne Scott and his failed venture in Illinois, the Holy Rosary Abbey, still have and where those items, real estate and bank accounts are.

Scott, his alleged religious community and their llama herd near Independence is threatened by eviction because Scott failed to get insurance coverage on the former county home.

Scott agreed to buy the property in March, and the real estate contract directed him to carry insurance for the duration of the two-year deal. He failed to make good on that commitment.

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