Las Vegas priest claims gambling addiction prompted thefts
Catholic World News - January 03, 2012
A Catholic priest in Nevada who reportedly stole $650,000 from the Church has asked a judge for leniency in sentencing, explaining that he was addicted to gambling.
Father Kevin McAuliffe entered a guilty plea on mail-fraud charges, thus avoiding prosecution for more serious theft charges. His attorney has introduced expert witnesses to testify that the priest is a pathological gambler. Addiction to gambling is a widespread concern in the Las Vegas area.
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