Br. Hal Ellis

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Order: SJ
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Named as abuser in law suit filed on behalf of two mentally disabled men living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, a retirement home for priests. Men were abused for many years by at least two priests. Settled 9/03 for $7.5M. At the time of settlement, Ellis was ill and unable to communicate.


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