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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.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Oct. 11, 2011 5:58 PM ET USA

    He needs to be sent to our parish. No chance of stealing that kind of money from us.

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