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The Dimonds may have some explaining to do...
Quote:Aspiring Monk Could Base RICO Action on Monastery’s Affiliation Claims
This posting was written by Mark Engstrom, Editor of CCH RICO Business Disputes Guide.

An individual who sought to become a Benedictine monk could amend his complaint to add federal RICO claims against a monastery and two monks who allegedly misrepresented the monastery's affiliation with the Order of St. Benedict, the federal district court in Buffalo, New York, has ruled. In doing research on the Internet, the individual discovered the Most Holy Family Monastery in Fillmore, New York. He spoke with the supervising monk, who allegedly represented himself as a member of the Benedictine order.

In September 2005, the individual entered the monastery with the intention of becoming a Benedictine monk. He allegedly made cash contributions of nearly $66,000 and transferred stock valued at $1.2 million to the monastery in reliance on the claim that it was affiliated with the Order of St. Benedict. In the late spring/early summer of 2006, he executed a document specifying that he would receive $750,000 if he left the monastery. Subsequently, the individual learned that the supervisor was not a Benedictine monk and the monastery was neither founded nor operated by the Order of St. Benedict. He left the monastery on December 31, 2007. Although he demanded that funds he transferred to the monastery be returned, the defendants refused to do so.
Another write-up here.
Conniving slime.
Those wackos actually get that much cash from people?
If it's not a Benedictine monastery, then what exactly is it?
(07-20-2009, 11:22 AM)Pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]If it's not a Benedictine monastery, then what exactly is it?

They're an order associated with St. Bernard of Madoff.
(07-20-2009, 01:03 PM)DarkKnight Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-20-2009, 11:22 AM)Pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]If it's not a Benedictine monastery, then what exactly is it?

They're an order associated with St. Bernard of Madoff.

:laughing:
(07-20-2009, 01:03 PM)DarkKnight Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-20-2009, 11:22 AM)Pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]If it's not a Benedictine monastery, then what exactly is it?

They're an order associated with St. Bernard of Madoff.
That's worth a fishie...
St. Bernard of Madoff. I love it.  :laughing:  That's another fish point for you.
(07-20-2009, 11:22 AM)Pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]If it's not a Benedictine monastery, then what exactly is it?

Feeneyites!
Please do not use that term.

It is derogatory and offensive to the members of Fr. Feeney's Order, The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The Dimond Brothers may have adopted some of the late Fr. Feeney's personal theology, but that does not mean they are in any way associated with each other, as Most Holy Family Monastery has publicly condemned Fr. Feeney and his spiritual followers as heretics who are bound to hell.

It is no more accurate to associate the Dimond Brothers with St. Benedict Center(Fr. Feeney's Apostolate) than with the Benedictines.
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