Times of London: “Released files ‘bolster effort to deport Irish swimming coach’”

Published December 12th, 2017, Uncategorized

“Newly released files about the United States’ refusal to grant citizenship to the former Irish Olympic swimming coach George Gibney will lead to political pressure to deport the alleged child rapist, an investigative journalist claims.

Irvin Muchnick, a journalist based in San Francisco, made the comments after settling a Freedom of Information case with the Department of Homeland Security. Mr Gibney avoided trial after he was charged in Ireland in 1993 with sexually assaulting and raping 27 young swimmers in his care. He fled to the United States. Mr Muchnick was seeking to obtain his immigration file.

During an in camera hearing as part of the case, Charles R Breyer, a senior federal judge, questioned Mr Gibney’s status in the country as he was without citizenship but no move was made to deport him. ‘We’re not a refuge for paedophiles,’ Judge Breyer said.”

 

The full article from Wednesday’s Times of London, by senior Ireland reporter Aaron Rogan, can be viewed at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/released-files-bolster-effort-to-deport-irish-swimming-coach-w9tjtzcls (registration required for full-text access).

At Concussion Inc. on Wednesday, Maureen O’Sullivan — the Dublin Central teachta dála (member of Parliament) who has spearheaded the campaign to get the Irish police to reopen a criminal investigation of Gibney — writes a guest column about how this latest development plays in the quest for justice and closure.

 

PREVIOUSLY:

George Gibney’s 2010 Application For American Citizenship Was Rejected, With No Other Consequences, Federal Judge Said Published November 4th, 2017

 

In 2006 Investigation on Ireland’s RTÉ TV, See George Gibney, Man Without a Country — Watched by Many But Prosecuted by None. Can That End Now?Published November 29th, 2017

 

GEORGE GIBNEY FOIA SUIT SETTLES AS GOVERNMENT ADMITS DECISION NOT TO DEPORT IRISH OLYMPIC SWIM COACH AFTER DENYING U.S. CITIZENSHIP — PLUS OTHER NEW INFO Published December 12th, 2017

 

 

Complete headline links to our series, which began January 27, 2015, under the headline “Why Is George Gibney — No. 1 At-Large Pedophile in Global Sports — Living in Florida? And Who Sponsored His Green Card?”: http://concussioninc.net/?p=10942