Fr. John Patrick Feeney

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Accused of sex abuse of many boys and girls. Removed 1986. Assigned to 18 parishes in 30 years. Convicted in 2004. Sentenced to 15 years prison; served 8. Released in 11/11. Reportedly living in CA. Laicized in 8/05. Also worked in NV, CA, NE. Claim in $660M L.A. archdiocese settlement 7/07. Suit filed in NV in 1/08. Brothers from criminal case filed fraud case against the Diocese 1/08. WI trial held in 5/12. Jury found Diocese committed fraud and awarded plaintiffs $700K. They dropped punitive damages claims. New Trial set for 5/13; settled in 3/13 for $700K. Another trial in NV in 10/12; $500K against Green Bay. Diocese appealed; NV Supreme Court reversed ruling 05/15. On Omaha archdiocese’s list 11/30/19, noting abuse 1962-63 as an extern priest. On Green Bay diocese’s list 1/17/19. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.

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