IrishCentral: ‘How did an indicted Irish pedophile manage to get a US green card?’

Published July 30th, 2015, Uncategorized

(Below, the opening paragraphs and link to this fine story by Frances Mulraney. One small correction: I am not planning to sue under the Freedom of Information Act; I did sue on July 1.)

 

An US journalist is questioning the decision made by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to award a notorious Irish former Olympic swimming coach, charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, with a US visa, and subsequently, a green card.

George Gibney, who is now believed to be living in Florida, was charged on 27 counts of indecent assault and unlawful carnal knowledge of young swimmers in Ireland in 1993.

A judicial review following the charges, however, called a stop to the case due to the amount of time that had passed since the alleged assaults took place. The assaults are believed to go back as far as the 1960s.

Irvin Muchnick, a widely published US sports journalist and author, is now trying to uncover the reason why Gibney was first awarded a visa and then permanent residency in the US when the authorities were aware of the charges against his name.