Alan Placa

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Monsignor Alan Placa is a priest in good standing[1][2] employed by Giuliani Partners, a management consulting and security consulting business founded by high school friend Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor.[3]

Placa was temporarily placed on an administrative leave of absence by the Catholic church following an accusation of misconduct. Subsequently, a grand jury published a report accusing him of misconduct in sexually molesting numerous children and for covering up molestation by other priests.[4][5] No charges were subsequently filed. He was subsequently cleared of all charges by a U.S. Church tribunal and that action was upheld by the Vatican.

Giuliani and Placa reportedly have been close friends since childhood. Placa was best man at Giuliani's wedding to second-cousin Regina Peruggi and then assisted Giuliani in getting that marriage annulled over the objections of his wife so that he could marry girlfriend Donna Hannover.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1],"Former high-ranking LI priest cleared of abuse allegations"
  2. ^ [2], "Statement Regarding Rev. Msgr. Alan J. Placa Decision - Diocese of Rockville Centre"
  3. ^ Michael Powell, "Loyal to Kerik, Giuliani Missed Warning Signs," New York Times, November 3, 2007
  4. ^ Homothug Yippie Museum Press 2008 ISBN 1-4196-8939-8 AJ Weberman
  5. ^ http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/sex-abuse-victims-groups-outraged-vatican-decision-clear/story?id=9268719
  6. ^ Giuliani's loyalty to an accused priest | Salon News