Fr. Joseph L. Fitzharris

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed in 1991. Accused of abuse. Criminally convicted in 1987. Resigned from priesthood in 1/95. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Another man settled his claims for $875K in 7/07 just prior to filing suit. He had alleged abuse in 1970s between ages of 7-10. Laicized in 5/09. Additional settlement with at least one man announced 8/30/11. Personnel file released in 1/14 as part of that settlement. Admitted by 2005 to abuse of at least 9 boys.

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