Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn
Notes: Failla is accused of abusing a youth in mid 1970s. Boy lived in rectory because his mother had died. Three nuns say they told officials of diocese in 1996. He was told to stop working as a priest and to undergo counseling. He left the parish in 1997 (citing personal health reasons). Later surfaced in Florida where the Brooklyn Diocese told Palm Beach Bishop of allegations. Sued in Oct. 2003 in large suit re multiple priests.
Sources: Daily News 07.01.97; NY Times 03.15.02; Palm Beach Post 03.19.02; Sun-Sentinel 03.22.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; http://bishop-accountability.org/