Fr. Michael Smith Foster

Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Top Canon lawyer in Archdiocese. Accused in a 8/02 lawsuit of abusing a man when he was a teenager in the 1980s. Suspended from duties. After a number of people raised serious doubts leveled about veracity of the accuser, the man dropped the case. Law first agreed to reinstate Foster; then withdrew. Reinstated in 11/02. Investigation reviewed in 9/03. Living in FL as of 6/07. No restrictions. See 8/11 Boston AD database of accused priests.

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