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4 Investigates: New Mexico Sex Abuse Lawyers

Chris Ramirez
May 14, 2019 10:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Many have seen the advertisements on TV and Facebook from groups of lawyers offering to help survivors of clergy sex abuse in New Mexico. 

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When the Archdiocese of Santa Fe declared bankruptcy, it brought a new deadline for lawsuits and a limited pool of money for sex abuse claims. Now, groups of out-of-state lawyers are setting up shop here. 

Clergy sex abuse claims against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe must be submitted by June 17. After that, there's no guarantee that sex abuse survivors will get any kind of payout from the church. 

Chris Ramirez with 4 Investigates looked into one group called "New Mexico Sex Abuse Lawyers" that's making a lot of noise to collect clients and tap into that money. The group is representing about 70 victims of clergy sex abuse. 

Watch the video above to learn more.

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