“A federal judge in California has said the US Department of Homeland Security should reveal what it knew about George Gibney’s alleged sexual abuse of minors when it issued a visa to Ireland’s former national swim coach.

Charles Breyer, a judge in San Francisco District Court, said he would compel the department to release specific documents unless it reached an agreement with Irv Muchnick, an American journalist.

Muchnick took the department to court after it refused him access to Gibney’s immigration file under a Freedom of Information request.

The department argued that to release the documents would breach Gibney’s right to privacy, or compromise confidential law-enforcement decisions. Breyer examined the file and rejected the argument.”

 

The full text of this article by Justine McCarthy of the Sunday Times of London is behind a paywall at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gibney-papers-set-to-be-released-q8l32smxr. As we have done in the past, Concussion Inc. is seeking permission from the newspaper to publish the full text here.

Complete headline links to our series on George Gibney are at http://concussioninc.net/?p=10942.