(AI) Witness tampering and intimidation charges brought against TEC Bishop Bruno

The Bishop of Los Angeles has retaliated against clergy and lay members of St James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach, Cal., for having brought misconduct charges against him under the Episcopal Church’s Title IV disciplinary canons, alleges the Save St James the Great coalition.

According to a supplement filed last week to the complaint, (printed below) attorneys for the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno have harrassed witnesses and members of the parish who had brought charges against him. Bishop Bruno is accused of trying to depose the husband of parish vicar the Rev. Canon Cindy Evans Voorhees and seeking legal sanctions for his alleged non-cooperation with his attorney’s demands, and have threatened to bring civil legal charges against those who signed the complaint, accusing them of “malicious prosecution.”

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6 comments on “(AI) Witness tampering and intimidation charges brought against TEC Bishop Bruno

  1. Katherine says:

    Wow. This is not going well for the Diocese of Los Angeles or for Bishop Bruno.

  2. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Interesting, more added to the complaints against Bp Bruno being progressed by the TEC authorities.

    Guess Bp Bruno must be behind with his payments to the boss in New York. Having received a horse’s head in his bed he better pay up or may find himself swimminwiddafeeshes.

  3. BlueOntario says:

    Hopefully Mr. Haley can weigh in on this, but what is going on with Attachment B? The July 31 letter appears to indicate that in its Attachment B TEc cedes permission to sell property to the “Corp Sole.” Is this not in conflict with the court ruling on properties in Orange County which stipulates that property in that denomination may only be sold with the approval of General Convention?

  4. Undergroundpewster says:


  5. tjmcmahon says:

    At the rate this is going, it will be the first time in history that the cost of the title insurance will exceed the value of the property.

    Seriously….threatening suits for “malicious prosecution”???…well, ok, I can see how there might be some prosecution now (or at least an investigation by the DA), but given that the state isn’t involved yet (no prosecution and no prosecutor to date), one wonders whether the Bar Association might not want to take a look at the ethics of the attorneys.

  6. Jim the Puritan says:

    What goes around, comes around.