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Illinois priest starts 60-day jail term for stealing parish funds to support gambling

August 17, 2011

An Illinois judge has sentenced a Catholic priest to a 60-day jail term for stealing nearly $300,000 from parish funds.

Father John Regan admitted that his conduct had been "absolutely wrong." He said that he stole the money to support a gambling addiction.


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  • Posted by: Savonarola - Aug. 17, 2011 6:26 PM ET USA

    Obviously a failure by the bishop to oversee what's going on in his diocese. Audit, anybody? Parish finance council?