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Florida priest spent over $1 million on personal items, bishop reports

Catholic World News - July 18, 2011

A Florida bishop has announced that a popular priest removed from parish duties last year spent “at least $1 million in unsupported or questionable expenses.”

An independent auditor found that Father Stan Strycharz spent $665,000 in parish funds on personal credit card expenses, paid $217,000 to the family of his business manager, and paid $150,000 to his brother’s firm, for which there is “no good account,” Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice said in a letter to parishioners.

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