Gambling priest gets probation
Catholic World News - January 13, 2010
A New York priest has been sentenced to 5 years of probation after pleading guilty to larceny. Father Patrick Dunne admitted having used $432,000 in parish funds for gambling. After he acknowledged a “serious gambling problem” and said that he had hoped to “hit it big” for his parish, a New York judge decided not to require a prison sentence. The larceny conviction might have brought a sentence of up to 15 years in jail.
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