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Monsignor Lynn’s Bail Release Request Denied

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(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in file photo. Credit: Steve Tawa)

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By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The prosecution called a defense request for bail pending appeal for Monsignor William Lynn a waste of the court’s time.

The judge has found Monsignor Lynn has no right to bail pending appeal, and she ruled accordingly.

“Denied, the bail situation is denied. The judge said that she wouldn’t consider a bail application now pending appeal and she really didn’t want to hear any argument. I snuck some argument in, but she really didn’t want to hear any argument,” defense attorney Jeffrey Lindy said.

And there’s more bad news for Lynn. Lindy says the Archdiocese, which has been paying Lynn’s defense, has drastically cut back funds. So Lindy and co-counsel, Alan Tauber, are out, but two other attorneys will continue on the case.

Lynn is serving a three to six year sentence for endangering the welfare of children by not protecting them from a predator priest.

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