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a different approach to fundraising?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 17, 2009

A New Jersey pastor has been placed on administrative leave

Monsignor Patrick Brown, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church since 1992, began the leave June 4, a day after two FBI agents visited the diocesan headquarters in Clifton and told top officials Brown was under investigation, said Kenneth Mullaney, the diocese attorney.

Probably a coincidence.

The feds are looking into financial irregularities. The Diocese of Paterson doesn't want anyone jumping to conclusions, and issued a statement reminding the public that, among other things, Msgr. Brown "has been active in fund-raising for many charities and educational institutions."

It's not the charitable and educational institutions, we're guessing, that have prompted the FBI's interest.

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