Rev. Nikliborc Given Delay in Surrender

Redlands Daily Facts
January 9, 1969

Rev. Robert Nikliborc, accused by the U.S. government of failing to file federal tax returns, has won a two-week postponement of his scheduled surrender.

U.S. District Court Judge William P. Grey gave Father Nikliborc, 37-year-old head of Boys Town of the Desert near Beaumont until April 1 to surrender because an architect associated with the orphanage was murdered. The previous deadline date for surrender had been March 17.

In requesting the postponement. Father Nikliborc said the death of Jack Burg, 44, has caused delay of the opening of new facilities for the orphanage. The priest originally was allowed to delay surrender to supervise the ceremonies.

Burg, who resided in Riverside, was found strangled and beaten last Dec. 10 in the surf near San Diego. Three men subsequently were arrested in connection with the slaying.


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