The Los Angeles Times today carries a similar story (sorry I don't have the link), "Cardinal says he warned Mahony."
The stories report that Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City has said, in a deposition in response to a lawsuit, that in 1987 he sent a letter to then-Archbishop Roger Mahony to warn him that Fr. Nicolas Aguilar, who was seeking a post in the Archdiocese of L.A., had "family and health problems," a term Cardinal Rivera says Churchmen use as a warning.
Cdl. Rivera says in his deposition that he had heard rumors Fr. Aguilar was a homosexual, but not about molesting, and that he expected then-Abp. Mahony to make further inquiries.
Tod Tamberg and Carolina Guevara, speaking for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, say Cdl. Rivera might have sent the letter but "nobody received it" or any other letters about Fr. Aguilar.
Fr. Aguilar, now 64, was later charged with molesting eight boys in Los Angeles before he lit out for Mexico, where he is still at large. He is believed to have homosexually abused about 60 boys in Mexico.
The Times quotes Mary Grant of SNAP as saying, "What we are seeing is two complicit bishops pointing the finger at each other."