Texas developer files extortion suit against Legionaries

By Brian Roewe
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A lawsuit against the Legionaries​ of Christ approaching trial in Texas alleges one of its priests attempted to extort, via text message, an additional $94,000 from a Houston-area developer as contingent to closing a land deal between the parties.
The suit, filed in Harris County State District Court, names the Legionaries​ of Christ, Legionary Fr. Daniel Massick, former president of Northwoods Catholic School, in Spring, Texas, and Northwoods Educational Foundation as defendants. Robert Pinard, the developer and president/CEO of Pinard Development LLC, is suing for fraud and breach of contract. Continue reading “Texas developer files extortion suit against Legionaries”