Sapp's claim against the Portland archdiocese was filed in 2008 and demanded $10 million. It was litigated for more than two years before he withdrew it, writing "there's too much corruption for me to deal with." Seeking to dismiss the case, lawyers for the archdiocese wrote in 2010 that Sapp had made similar abuse allegations in courts around the country.
Shamont pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges in 1996. A federal judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to more than 13 years in prison.
It's like I've often thought: this abuse scandal has become a cash cow for people of no conscience.
This is not a dig at genuine victims who seek justice.