Las Vegas diocesan official pleads guilty to theft from parish
Catholic World News - October 11, 2011
The former vicar general of the Las Vegas, Nevada archdiocese has pleaded guilty to federal charges of mail fraud, admitting that he stole $650,000 from his parish.
Msgr. Kevin McAuliffe faces a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment. He has agreed to repay the $650,000 that he pocketed from collections at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish.
Msgr. McAuliffe was suspended from ministry in June, when federal prosecutors informed the diocese that they were investigating his parish finances. The diocese cooperated with the federal investigation.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($62,263 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!