Former Philadelphia archdiocesan financial officer given 2-7 year prison sentence
CWN - August 24, 2012
The former chief financial archdiocese of the Philadelphia archdiocese has been sentenced to a 2-7 year prison term after pleading guilty to embezzling $900,000 in church funds.
Anita Guzzardi was dismissed from her post in July 2011, after a local prosecutor alerted archdiocesan officials to an investigation into missing funds. One year later she pleaded guilty to criminal charges, admitting that she had used church funds to pay for personal purchases and gambling debts.
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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($21,143 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
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!
Posted by: jimgrum697380 -
Aug. 25, 2012 7:28 PM ET USA
Anita could use our prayers. She has admitted her guilt; the least we can do is pray that she has genuine remorse and that she receive forgiveness if only she asks. Recent years have not been kind to the Philadelphia archdiocese. Let us lift them up (our Philadelphia brethren in Baptism) to Our Lord in charitable solidarity.