Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

Attorney General’s Statement Regarding Subpoenas

Today, legal counsel representing the Lincoln and Omaha Dioceses moved to quash the subpoenas issued by the Attorney General’s Office.

Based on information the Dioceses voluntarily provided in the fall of 2018 in response to the Attorney General’s letter to Nebraska Dioceses, it was apparent the records produced were not complete.

As of today, there are a number of Catholic institutions that have complied with the subpoenas. Those records have contained information not previously produced. The Attorney General’s foremost concern is that these records be produced in a complete and unaltered state. The Attorney General's Office has agreed to have further discussions but believes that information not yet disclosed, needs to be made available for review as soon as possible.